World’s Largest Solar Farm Has An Ingenious Way To Provide Clean Energy To Half-A-Million People | Collective-Evolution

Leading by example, Spain has made renewable energy a top priority in order to pull away from fossil fuels, which are not only harming our planet’s well-being but also acting as a means to perpetuate war and solidify control — mainly seen in the fight for the control of oil.Spain’s government has put their money where their mouth is, spending over $76 billion in subsidies for clean energy projects since 1998. By 2013 they were reaping the rewards of such a move, as they now see 42% of their electricity coming from renewable sources. Compare that to 14% renewable sources in the US and 17% in Canada, and their efforts become remarkable indeed. [1] Other leaders in renewable energy include Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Denmark, Finland, and Austria. [2] While in Spain only 13% came from solar, they continue to move forward in making it a bigger part of their overall strategy.One major step they have taken towards achieving that end is the creation of their new solar farm in Andasol, which is the world’s largest! The plant is located near Granada in Spain and provides electricity to about 500,000 people. The farm has the ability to produce 150 megawatts of electricity and uses an insane amount of mirrors to make that happen, 620,000 in total!How Does It Work?As sunlight beams down from the sun it bounces off the mirrors to heat a synthetic oil that is stored in a tube. This drives a turbine which generates electricity. Some of  the energy goes into a heat reservoir that

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