Experimental solar power station

Experimental solar power station

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Caption: The Central Receiver Test Facility (CRTF), an experimental solar power station located near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The CRTF consists of a central receiver tower surrounded by an array of heliostats - large mirrors mounted on moveable frames that track the sun and concentrate its light onto the receiver mounted on top of the tower. Inside the receiver, a pressurized fluid is heated by the concentrated sunlight to become a vapour that is used to drive a turbine and generate electricity.

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Keywords: albuquerque, central receiver test facilit, environmentally friendly green, industry, mirror, mirrors, new mexico, renewable energy, solar power, solar power stn, sun, technology

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