Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Power Tower in Northern Cape


I came across an interesting web article that informs us of the construction of a massive tower, in a remote part of the Northern Cape. It reports that an announcement was made earlier in the week by Abengoa Solar, that work on their 50-megawatt Khi Solar One project is underway.

Khi Solar One is to be the first full scale power tower on the African Continent.

Power towers use heliostats which are essentially large mirrors that serve to direct light onto a receiving tower, this in turn heats water or other liquids that are used to produce energy. 

The above image is of the 11MW PS10 power tower near Seville in Spain, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Ernest Roper
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