“PS10 So­lar Power Plant, Seville, Spain, 2013”

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The tower at the mid­dle of this mir­ror dis­play stands like a Tolkienesque or­a­cle, but it’s lo­cated in ru­ral Spain, not Mor­dor. This is an­other of Bur­tyn­sky’s good-news sto­ries. An ar­ray of 624 he­liostats, spread over 170 acres, piv­ots with the sun and di­rects re­flected so­lar ra­di­a­tion at the tower, which reaches tem­per­a­tures of 1,000 de­grees Fahren­heit. It heats a cir­cuit of wa­ter pipes, which in turn drive a se­ries of tur­bines that cre­ate enough elec­tric­ity to power 6,000 homes. The project is such a suc­cess that the govern­ment is build­ing more tow­ers to sup­ply all 700,000 of Seville’s res­i­dents.

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