Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sierra Tower of Power

I just read about eSolar, and their new Sierra solar thermal power plant. At a size of 5 MW, it's not the most powerful plant ever, but it still produced 300 jobs during its construction.

Oh, and one other thing about solar thermal power - it can run day and night! The mirrors focus the sun's heat on a central point (in this case on a tower). The resulting heat (hundreds of degrees) produces power even after the sun goes down.

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