A Solar Flower Tower Rises In The Desert

AORA Solar Flower Tower

This unusual solar tower was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan for AORA Solar. It is set to launch on June 24 in South Israel.

The tower has 30 tracking mirrors (heliostats) that reflect sunlight towards the top of a 30-meter high solar tower. The top of the tower has a special solar receiver and a 100kw gas turbine.

Constructing The Solar Tower In Israel

The patented receiver uses the sun’s energy to heat air to a temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius and directs this energy into the turbine. The turbine in turn converts the thermal energy into electric power that is fed directly into the national power grid.

AORA’s power station is the world’s first commercial hybrid solarized gas-turbine power station capable of producing  green power during the day.

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Unlike other solar towers around the world, which are primarily utilitarian towers made of grey galvanized steel, this tower is shaped and colored like a flower. The low cost solar tower is made of recyclable materials, mainly pre-fabricated curved steel sheets, which can be easily assembled and erected in just two days.

As more energy is needed and as the station expands, additional towers may be erected in a variety of colors, creating a  colorful garden of solar power flower towers.

Via AORA Press Release

Comments

  1. Alex Fullerton says

    Should the area on the Flower Tower where the light is directed be painted black for optimal flower power?

  2. MorinMoss says

    I hope they aim carefully – I imagine planes and copter flying overhead would be distressed to have a solar death ray beamed at them!

  3. says

    This one works as the solar heat from the mirrors is focused in one point, where the temperature is getting few hundred degrees(there are also another examples like in France where the T in the gathering point is few thousands for material endurance test etc.) according to the plant needs, which is heating water until it becomes a dry steam, that makes the generator turn. This model works in every power plant in use today no mater of the technique that heats the water(natural gas, coal/fuel oil, nuclear fuel). Here is something that displays the process – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0phPIzY7DPA . You can always ask google about it and search info in wikipedia.org. Those guys are doing great thing there. I would donate to them if I had some spare money and time.

  4. Paul Felix Schott says

    Morin Moss
    Archimedes Solar Death Ray is what all did really encounter 2,250 years ago that tried to attack the Greek city of Syracuse in day light. i do love to fly a lot in all kinds of aircraft and do so, the focal point is at the tower not 8oo ft past it in the sky. Even if the light beam could to be off a Pilot would see it long before he got to it, not in less he was blind. You did make a lot of Fighter Pilots laugh, Archimedes Solar Ray was not built to make Flying Dragon fall from the sky. Just keep the wicked away. Believe it they did try to wipe him from history, funny now all on Earth will soon use Free Energy from the SUN.
    Perah by telling others about Solar Energy you can help.

    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

  5. Paul Felix schott says

    News From the Pentagon Clean Fuel Energy From the Sun July 19, 2011
    In Hawaii The Department of Defense will start to cover its Military Family Housing with Solar Energy. This will greatly help stop the need for Oil in the Hawaii Islands. This is just the start to the D.O.D. reducing its 4 billion dollar need for Dirty Energy. From now on the D.O.D. will look to Renewable Energy, Clean Energy. The Hawaiian Islands will see the Largest Solar covered homes and housing Roofs in the World 6,000 units. Thanks to William Lynn Deputy Secretary of the Defense and Steven Chu Secretary of Energy and to many others. The D.O.D. has some 300,000 building the day will come when all will be powered by Clean Energy. i can not thank all that made this happen enough.
    GOD Bless
    United We Stand In GOD We Will Always Trust
    Story By
    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

  6. Paul Felix Schott says

    The Fastest Growing Industry on Earth as Archimedes would say the least, EUREKA it is exceedingly colossal.

    The day is coming that most all on Earth will use Solar Energy.
    Most will have PV Solar Panels on their roofs. The Free Energy from the Sun will be used to Make Electric.
    The surplus of Electric not used will then be used to split water into Hydrogen. The Hydrogen will be put
    into a tank like most farmer and people living out of town already have. This Hydrogen will power their
    stove to cook, car to drive and power generator to use as electric at night.

    Very soon the need for the Power Grid will be gone for most. As the great need for Oil will no longer be needed.
    There were 200 electric taxi cabs in New York City way before 200 gas Taxi cabs came into being there.
    Thomas Edison’s Interest in Renewable Energy is no big surprise, for it was his friend Albert Einstein
    that dreamed this dream that the day will come that All On Earth Would Use Solar Energy for the GOOD OF ALL.

    Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for the 1921 year. For his work and time and efforts to freely show
    Governments and Universities around the world they could get Electric from the Sun Solar Energy
    Photovoltaics The Discovery of the Law of Physics call The PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT. To this day we do not
    teach this to our young in schools. Have no worry Albert Einstein’s Dream is becoming real 100 years later.

    Archimedes another genius had this same dream 2,250 years ago. Very little is said in schools about these
    two and the work they did to show the world. The Free Energy all could get from the Sun in the Heavens above.
    These two Brilliant Mathematician and Scientist were always glad to teach all that had ears to hear.
    Archimedes and Albert Einstein two of the smartest men to ever live on Earth.

    The day will soon be when Hybrid and Electric cars will out number the one that need Oil and gas.

    God Bless
    All that Spotlighting Solar and Renewable Energy
    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

    PS
    to know more about Hydrogen, get The Freedom Element Living with Hydrogen by Dr. Addison Bain another Great Scientist That has worked to help others all of his life.

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