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Putting Cyprus Hill on the map: how we’re bringing our solar technology to the world (reblog)

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a solar field constructed in less than three minutes? Of course you haven’t, but what the heck, here it is.

This timelapse footage was taken on the south coast of Cyprus, where our team recently designed and installed a solar thermal field of 50 heliostats (mirrors that reflect the sun’s heat to a central tower) which could generate enough heat to boil a kettle in less than five seconds.

Super quick cups of tea aside, solar energy has enormous potential for Cyprus.

Being the southern-most member of the EU, the country is blessed with abundant sunshine. However most of the island nation’s electricity is generated – expensively – using oil, making solar an attractive option for power generation.

This is good news for Cyprus which, under European legislation, is required to derive 13% of its total energy consumption from renewable…

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3 thoughts on “Putting Cyprus Hill on the map: how we’re bringing our solar technology to the world (reblog)

  1. sue ouzounis says:

    I’m all for air, sun & water produced energy, and endless supply. I can’t understand why they keep using nuclear, so much pollution and the danger of something going wrong, specially with the all nut cases that are plaguing the world.

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