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