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SEVILLE’S Solar Power Tower

( via inhabitat )

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Rising out of the Andalusian countryside like a gigantic obelisk, a 40 story concrete tower surrounded by fields of photovoltaic panels is is the first stage of Europe’s first commercial solar power station , which recently went into operation in a sunny region outside Seville, Spain. The eye-popping spectacle bears more than a passing resemblance to Sauron’s Mordor Lighthouse in Lord of the Rings – only shiny, happy and sunny, rather than dark and fiery. Dumb analogies aside, there’s no way that our meager words do justice to the sheer awesomeness of the project, so you’ll just have to check out the photos and video here .

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Filed under: architecture, design, research, space/place, technology, urban

One Response

  1. judy24 says:

    this is amazing! thanks for sharing it. Everyone seems so far ahead of the USA. We are losing our edge as a leader.

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