Info

The solar energy tower at THEMIS

The THEMIS experimental solar power tower neae the town of Targassonne, in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, south of France. Used first between 1983 and 1986, the plant went into hibernation for two decades, but is currently being 'rehabilitated' into a modern solar energy research facility. The new project, PEGASE, involves electricity generation using a gas turbine powered by solar energy. PEGASE aims to develop and test a prototype high-efficiency solar power plant, based on a hybrid cycle high temperature gas, a pressurized airsolar receiver and a gas turbine 2 MWel on the site of the THEMIS central tower.

Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
Filename
_MG_8283-themis_20110105.jpg
Copyright
2011 Dave Walsh
Image Size
3447x5260 / 5.7MB
Contained in galleries
PROMES and THEMIS, France Stock
The THEMIS experimental solar power tower neae the town of Targassonne, in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, south of France. Used first between 1983 and 1986, the plant went into hibernation for two decades, but is currently being 'rehabilitated' into a modern solar energy research facility. The new project, PEGASE, involves electricity generation using a gas turbine powered by solar energy. PEGASE aims to develop and test a prototype high-efficiency solar power plant, based on a hybrid cycle high temperature gas, a pressurized airsolar receiver and a gas turbine 2 MWel on the site of the THEMIS central tower.