Planta Solar 10 [SEVILLE, SPAIN]

Location: Sanlucar la Mayor, Seville, Spain [MAP]
Designer: Abengoa Solar
Project Type: Solar Farm, Renewable energy
Completion Date: March 2007
Visited: 28.03.2012
Access: A short drive or cycle ride from Seville, visible from the road. Contact Abengoa Solar for possibility of a tour.

Planta Solar 10

Set within the Andalusian countryside on the outskirts of Seville, is Planta Solar 10, a solar farm. Driving past a blur of green fields soon a majestic tower (115m) begins to emerge, surrounded by the field of photovoltaic’s, which are responsible for concentrating the sunlight onto the tower.

Planta Solar 10 - Tower of Light

It conjures images of Sauron’s Mordor Lighthouse in Lord of the Rings but with a less sinister, more cheerful disposition.

Planta Solar 10

The solar farm is a pioneer for future landscapes in sun heavy locations, which will become a more common site, however for now it remains a truly jaw dropping destination and well worth a visit.

Planta Solar 10

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planta_solar_10
http://www.abengoasolar.com/web/en/index.html

© The Secret Garden Atlas, 2013

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