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Abengoa's PS20 Sun-Driven Steam Turbine Electrifies Europe

By: Katie Cordrey - Published:   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: abengoasolar & salon
Martín Soler Márquez, Director of Innovation, Science and Enterprise for the Andalusian Regional Government unveiled Abengoa Solar's first high-temperature power tower, Eureka, on June 19, 2009.

The PS10 and PS20 systems use central towers to receive solar radiation reflected from a field of dual axises sun-tracking heliostats. The concentrated radiation super-heats fluid that generates steam to operate an electricity-generating turbine, delivering green, clean and carbon-free energy.

Implications - The CEO of Abengoa Solar named Santiago Seage explains that the "technological breakthroughs" his company has achieved has led it to "take a qualitative leap forward" for the future of "power tower technology." The featured video shows what the solar power stations look like and explain their environmental uses.

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