The biggest sun-following solar energy system was inaugurated in Casabermeja last Friday. The Rayosol solar energy company has installed 150 “electric sunflowers” on a barren, shadeless slope to the south of the town, which will produce 715, kilowatts a year, or enough electricity for 250 homes. Thanks to a new hydraulic system, they are able to “follow the sun” and will produce 40% more energy a year than conventional solar panels. The system, which was developed by the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIS), has been patented as the Sunflower System. A spokesman for Rayosol, which produces the “sunflowers” said this particular park will avoid the emission of 430 tons of carbon dioxide, 2,200 kilos of sulphur dioxide and 2,800 kilos of nitrogen oxide.


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