The Solar Project

This is the incredible Solar Project in the Mojave desert, California. Originally conceived as Solar One, this was the first test of a large scale thermal solar power tower power plant, and you can clearly make out the tower’s shadow here. It became Solar Two when a second ring of heliostats was added, making a total of 1926 heliostats with a total area of 82,750m². The idea is that the heliostats track the movement of the sun and focus the light onto the central tower, which stores the heat in molten salt. Apparently Solar Two had the ability…

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