Monday, November 28, 2011

Interesting Phenomenon

Hi, everyone,
This post will be a slight departure from the norm for me.  I just had to share a couple of pictures my hubby took today of an interesting phenomenon where we live.  Over the last year or so, a large solar energy farm was constructed just outside of town.  The tower you see in the pictures is evidently some type of solar concentrator, for lack of a better word.  It is surrounded by several acres of huge mirrors pointed skyward.  These mirrors reflect sunlight onto this tower.  An employee told my husband that birds that fly through the reflected rays are killed instantly.  On days with higher humidity, there are rainbow colors in the rays.  We just find this very interesting and thought you might like to see for yourself.  We think it looks like an angel, so we call it our solar angel.  Hope you enjoy the pics.

The beam of light you see shooting out to the left hand side of the tower indicates to the employees that a mirror is out of adjustment.  Ever seen anything like this in your neighborhood?

If you'd like to know more about this solar project, you can see construction footage, etc, at this link:

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