For months, my husband has been raving about a solar tower in Sevilla, Spain, and finally, I’ve seen pictures!
Catching the Rays (c) BBC
The BBC took a tour of the power plant, one of the first of its kind, and it was exciting to see the theory in action. They also included a graphic to explain how the plant works to gather energy from the sun (much more effectively than in photovoltaic modules though using much of the same technology), and they’ve done a much better job of explaining this than I could have. Check it out:
How It Works Graphic (c) BBC, Getty Images
Hopefully, we’ll see many more of these replacing the old coal burners soon.
(thanks to EcoMonkey for pointing this out)