Video Explains How A Solar Tower Works

Here's an interesting 5-minute video about the solar tower prototype in Spain. The video was produced by SolarMission, the company that is building a large solar tower in Australia. The power plant consists of a very large glazed solar collector with a chimney in the center through which the hot air generated in the collector rises. The hot air wind drives turbo-generators located at the base of the chimney. See also Solar Tower Project Pipped at the Post. :: Via: Energy Blog

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