Spains newest solar tower

Spain's newest solar tower

A second solar tower is now in operation near Seville, Spain.

Wikipedia says “a solar tower configuration uses a field of mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto a receiver held in the tower. The heat creates steam which turns a turbine to make electricity”.

This new Spanish solar tower, called PS20, is the largest in the world with a capacity of 20 megawatts. It will surely be a hit on Google Earth.

For comparison, that is as much as the Salton Sea Geothermal power plant produces in Imperial County CA, or the Copco #1 Hydroelectric plant up in the Klamath river.