For anybody not a secret that the solar power is an embodiment of advanced technologies and futuristic design. However, some projects force once again will be convinced, in that on how many the improbable and the embodiment of engineering ideas can be surprising. As proof we collected for you the list from seven solar wonders of the world which do not leave you indifferent.
1. Solar flower
The new project from the IBM company, prepares for start in 2017. This “are solar a flower” in height of 10 meters actually is a solar heating plant capable to generate both the electric power and thermal energy. The capacity of one installation will make 12 kW of the electric power and 20 kW of thermal energy. As the station is equipped with system of tracking the sun thanks to what has high efficiency for all day.
2. A solar power station in the form of heart
Uniqueness of this solar photopower plant consists in its form and as that that it will be located on the small island New Caledonia located in the Pacific Ocean near to coast of Australia. As inspiration for the project Coeur de Voh (heart Vakh), a grove of wild mango plants growing nearby which took the form of heart naturally served. The power plant called «Heart of New Caledonia», will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide approximately by two million tons in 25 years of service life, in comparison with liquid fuel and coal at the expense of which the most part of the electric power for the island today is generated.
3. The largest offshore power plant
One of the most picturesque solar power stations is located on the artificial island, on an ocean coast in prefecture Kagoshima, Japan. Besides, that it is the biggest photo-electric station in Japan in capacity of 70 MWt, it also is a popular tourist route.
4. Solar station generating energy at night
The unique solar power thermal power plant of Gemasolar constructed in the south of Spain, works even at night at the expense of the energy reserved for a sunny day. It began possible thanks to liquid salts capable to accumulate a significant amount of heat. As a result the station makes for 60 % more energy, than stations in which there are no capacities with salt. The capacity of power plant makes 20 MWt, it develops 110 ГВт*ч in a year. It is enough of it for provision of energy of 27000 households.
5. The biggest solar power station in the World
Ivanp Solar Elektrik Sistem – a solar power thermal power plant, having opened this spring in California, intercepted a palm at Shams-1 station on capacity. The general maximum capacity of station – 392 megawatts. This solar station of tower type is capable to provide with the pure electric power of 140000 Californian households.
6. First floating solar power station
The project of a floating solar power station was realized in September, 2014 in Berkshire, Great Britain. The station turns on 800 solar panels located on a reservoir of one of farms. Such concept allowed to save the big area of valuable farmer grounds. Such innovative projects will allow to reduce considerably in the future CO2 emissions in Great Britain.
7. A solar power station over irrigation canals
3600 Solar panels, are located on a network of 15 meter irrigation canals, generate electric energy for remote villages. Thus solar batteries, create a shadow over a water surface and save a significant amount of precious water from evaporation. This symbiosis is one of the most successful projects of solar power in India lately.