Giant Mirrors Tap Sun, Subsidies in Europe’s Clean Power Bid

Giant Mirrors Tap Sun, Subsidies in Europe’s Clean Power Bid

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solar-mirrors-seville.jpgSolar power, properly harnessed, could solve the world’s energy problems. In the race to produce energy from the sun’s rays, Europe’s first commercial solar-thermal-electricity plant is at the forefront of a growing movement for green power. In Seville, in the south of Spain, 624 moving mirrors reflect sunbeams onto a 115-meter-high white tower that uses the concentrated heat to boil water, making steam that spins an electric turbine 97 times a second. (A Bloomberg Exclusive)

Thanks to Sun Star for the tip!

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