Solar power plant is a beacon of light

This tower, being bathed in rays of glorious light from all sides, might look like some sort of religious icon, but it's not. No, it's actually a new power plant in Spain that harnesses the power of the sun via 600 mirrors that beam the sun up at it from the surrounding ground, creating a stunning site for miles around.

Towering 40 stories above the earth outside Seville, Spain, the solar thermal plant is completely green. It generates 11 megawatts without emitting a single puff of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, all by using both the surface of the tower and the ground surrounding it to soak up as much sun as possible. It's a pretty amazing structure, both aesthetically and functionally, creatively harnessing the sun and providing energy that doesn't pollute the environment. Will we ever see something this awesome here in the States? Time will tell.

BBC, via BoingBoing