Massive solar thermal plant to launch in Israel

aora solar thermal tower

Tracking mirrors reflect sun to the top of the tower where it is heated to 1000 degrees Celcius, then used to power a gas turbine which converts the thermal energy into electricity.

AORA’s power station is the world’s first commercial hybrid solarized gas-turbine power station capable of producing green power during the day.

Other forms of solar thermal store the heat to be used later, usually in molten salt.