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Plataforma Solar de Almeria

Die "Plataforma de Solar de Almeria" ist das größte europäische Zentrum für Forschung, Entwicklung und Test von Technologien mit konzentrierten Sonnenstrahlen.
Es wurde Anfang der 1980er Jahre gegründet, und es befindet sich am Rand der Tabernas-Wüste in der spanischen Provinz von Almería.
Mehr als 20.000 m² Spiegel sind auf 0.40 km² installiert. Es gibt mehrere Techniken, hauptsächlich Sonnenthermalkraftwerke, die unter praktischen Bedingungen getestet werden.

The "Plataforma Solar de Almeria" is the largest European center for research, development and testing of concentrating solar technologies.
It was founded in the early 1980s and its location is on the edge of the Tabernas Desert in the Spanish province of Almería.
Over 20,000 m² of mirrors are installed on a 0.40 km² site. There are several techniques tested under practical conditions, mainly solar thermal power plants.

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Manfred Tinebor

Solar receiving tower

Tower of DLR (German Aerospace Centre)

Invention – hydrocarbon fuels produced directly from solar energy. The next best thing to oil...
The idea is to use the sun to power chemical plants able to split carbon dioxide. Combine the resulting carbon monoxide with hydrogen and you have the beginnings of a solar fuel that could one day replace oil.
The key is to use both the heat and the electricity that the sun can provide to make both hydrogen (from water) and carbon monoxide (from carbon dioxide). High temperature electrolysis (HTE) is one way to split hydrogen away from water. By raising the temperature of the water to ~850°C and then adding electricity.

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Taken: March 24, 2011
Uploaded: April 05, 2011
Captured with:
Olympus uT8000,ST8000

  • Okinew (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    If it possibly to not use not only oil but also nuclear energy.
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      12 years 7 months ago
      Yes, producing a fuel like oil from the solar energy removes the disadvantage of the solar energy, that the solar energy is not available at every time of day or weather condition.
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