World’s largest solar power station opens in Spain

July 13th, 2010 | by nick |

Spain has just opened the world’s largest solar power station, with which it has overtaken the USA as the biggest solar generator. The country’s total solar power production is now equivalent to the output of a nuclear power station. The new La Florida solar plant in Badajoz is a parabolic trough which collects solar energy by reflecting it off a parabolic mirror on to a fluid-filled tub. Read in The Guardian

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