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SOLAR STEAM GENERATORS PARABOLIC REFLECTOR AND TUBES FOR ELECTRICAL GENERATION
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 16:15.
This photo is a section of a telephoto shot of an industrial, grid connected solar steam electrical generating station just east of Boron, California. The air temperature was about 40 degrees F.
One of the downsides of these generators - more are scheduled for construction - is that they require fresh water for the steam condensation towers - losing the water to evaporation.
But my hat is off to California for being a hotbed showcase of steam solar, photovoltaics, and wind power. Only by trying out these technologies will we be able to improve them, and find ways around fossil fuels.