Friday, 22 January 2010

Semester 2 First Project

Solucar solar power plant

For our first project we are being encouraged to research sustainable and Eco friendly ways of designing through our use of materials, energy sources and means of production. There are some amazing ways of using sustainable sources of energy to create electricity and it seems a bit mental to me that we are not using them. Things like the amazing Solucar solar power plant in Sanlucar La Mayor in Spain. This Solar power plant uses 1000 mirrors to direct the suns rays to a tower where the heat of the sun heats water kept in the towers and powers a turbine creating electricity. The plant generates enough energy to power 10,000 households. The power plant only occupies 120 square meters and looks spectacular!