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Solar & Alternative Energy

Why concentrating on the sun promises a bright future

In an industrial park near Israel's Negev desert, rows and rows of large glass mirrors surround a 60 metre-tall tower. At the top is a boiler, and the water inside is heated to more than 550C.

This is a test facility, but in an operational plant the superheated steam would be piped to a standard electricity generating turbine, and the power carried from there to homes and businesses.

Full story from the Financial Times.