Energy

EnergyThe following snippet of scientific news was brought to my attention  by a friend t’up North in Macclesfield. This is Europe’s first commercially working solar power station. Situated just outside Seville, this monolith like tower is surrounded by an array of 600 mirrors, each focussing the sun’s rays on to the core, that in turn, generates steam that drives turbines. It kicks out 11 Mega Watts of clean, green energy, enough to power 6,000 homes. I hear that the wearing of good quality sun glasses is required when close by, so intense are the suns rays, and the maintenance team have some of the best sun-tans to be found on the Costa Del Seville… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6616651.stm

Posted by Graham Lewis

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