Human Impact on the Earth: Spain's Andasol Solar Power Station

Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in December, Reuters has released the third of their “Earthprints” series focusing on how humans change the landscape of the planet, featuring the Andasol Solar Power Station. From Reuters: “On a barren, sun-baked plateau in southern Spain, row upon row of gleaming mirrors form one of the world’s biggest solar power plants and harness the sun’s power even after dark. The Andasol plant provides electricity for up to about 500,000 people from about 620,000 curved mirrors. The glass alone would cover 1.5 square km (0.6 square miles)—the size of about 210 soccer pitches.

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