ENERGY HOPE from the
Solar Platform IN SPAIN
Left, a desalination plant at Spain’s Solar Platform
of Almería boils and condenses sea water, produc-
ing fresh drinking water and industrial salt.
Above, the Tabernas Desert in southern Spain is the site of the Solar Platform of Almería, Europe’s research
facility for solar thermal power. The author and his wife observed demonstrations during a recent tour.
36 May 2010 SOLAR TODAY solartoday.org
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