- Spain has invested vast amounts of money in green energy projects.
- Spain's climate is conducive to solar power projects, but solar plants have trouble generating power at night.
- I a scene reminiscent of Ringworld,Torresol has erected a concentrator in the midst of a vast sea of collectors which use the solar radiation to melt sodium.
- Molten sodium is then used as a storage medium for the heat, generating power by running steam turbines with that canned heat.
It remains to be seen how well this really works, both in delivery of a consistent stream of power, and in its economic viability - especially without vast governmental subsidies.
The other question is whether this nearly 500 acres of land could be more profitably used in some other activity, but from a technical standpoint, this is an impressive start.
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