Topics » World   June 11, 2013

Greening the Deserts of Qatar

Solar Array

5 of 11

Vegetable MarketPilot FacilityGreenhouse InnovationsEvaporationSolar ArrayDesalinationWind BarriersCucumber FlowersBarley GrowsDesert PlantFull-scale Facility

Solar Array

This concentrated solar power array uses curved mirrors to intensify the sun’s heat, powering a thermal desalination unit. In a larger facility, the array could be used to generate electricity.

Read more: Coaxing Food From One of the World's Driest Places