Sevilla Solar Tower

For months, my husband has been raving about a solar tower in Sevilla, Spain, and finally, I’ve seen pictures!

Sevilla Solar Panels
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
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)