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(Credit: John Marmaras)
The facility, which covers an area of 4000 square metres, will operate as an international hub for solar tower research, development and commercialisation in areas such as solar energy storage, high-temperature steam generation, solarised fuels and thermoelectric generators. It has already entered into partnership with two international organisations: Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Spain's Abengoa Solar.
Watch the video below for a graphical representation of how the solar tower operates.