Morocco’s Noor Concentrated Solar Power Plant From Way, Way Up

Spanning an area roughly the size of San Francisco, this solar power plant produces enough electricity to supply more than 1 million homes. Instead of using standard solar cells, the Noor (Arabic for “light”) complex uses mirrors to heat a solution of melted salt which powers electricity-generating steam turbines long after sundown. It’s all part of Morocco’s bright idea of generating 52 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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December 20, 2019

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