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Beaming Modular Power Towers Unveiled for BrightSource’s Mojave Solar Plant

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 22, 2011 @ 7:07 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Green Building,Solar Power | 2 Comments

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We’re pretty happy that a 392 MW solar concentrating plant [1] is currently under construction in the Mojave Desert to supply enough juice to power 140,000 homes by 2013. But we’re even more excited to learn that BrightSource put out a request for proposals to architects and designers to come up with a better, lighter, stronger, faster (ok, not faster), power tower for their three solar energy plants. Our friends at RAFAA Architecture & Design [1] in Zurich sent us their proposal for two options that make use of prefabricated modular parts and have a strong focus on the total lifecycle impact. Not only does RAFAA want to build a better and more sustainable solar energy tower, but their designs are very easy on the eyes too!



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