Saturday, May 19, 2007
The BBC writes about Solucar "...Europe's first commercially operating power station using the Sun's energy this way and at the moment its operator, Solucar, proudly claims that it generates 11 MW of electricity without emitting a single puff of greenhouse gas..."
"...It works by focusing the reflected rays on one location, turning water into steam and then blasting it into turbines to generate power..."
"...Central receiver systems consist of a fixed receiver mounted on a tower surrounded by a large array of mirrors called heliostats. These heliostats track the sun on two axes to concentrate solar radiation onto the absorber of the receiver. Steam is generated in the receiver and then forwarded to the turbine to produce electricity..."
I think our semi-arid climates in the northern region of Nigeria especially in the states of Yobe, Kebbi, Zamfara etc. seem to be quite suitable for generating power by such means what do you think?