Solar Millennium in motion: launch of online media center and YouTube channel
Erlangen, 25 March 2011 How do parabolic trough power plants work? How are they planned and built and who are these people developing our (this) future? Solar Millennium AG’s online media center will now provide answers to these questions by showing animations, films and interviews. The explain parabolic trough technology by means of computer animations, introduce the people working to see the power plants built, and show the projects of the Solar Millennium Group in Spain, Egypt and the U.S.
The documentary about the realization of Europe’s first parabolic trough power plants in the south of Spain can also be found in the media centre. “The Andasol Power Plants – From Vision to Reality” was recipient of the ITVA Silver Award. The film shows the challenges the engineers were facing, but also how the local people experienced this development. Recordings taken throughout the project and construction phase give viewers an impression of how the solar locations envisioned by the Desertec initiative could look in the African deserts in the near future.
Another feature demonstrates how a young company succeeds in developing and building this type of large-scale plant all over the world. The Solar Millennium team explains how it closely cooperates with colleagues and partners and why parabolic trough power plants are able to generate solar electricity any time during the day and the night.
Solar Millennium furthermore used topical short films to illustrate the status of construction works at Andasol 3 and the progress of the fourth Spanish project, the Ibersol power plant. A computer simulation shows the dimensions of the Blythe project in California, which covers 27.5 square kilometers and is the largest solar energy location in the world. With power plant capacity of 1,000 megawatts, the project taps into the dimensions of nuclear power plants.
The Solar Millennium Media Centre, designed for Flash from Version 9 onward, will be constantly updated and also serve as a video archive.
The new infotainment offer will be supplemented by the Company’s own YouTube channel, which Solar Millennium AG has likewise launched: http://www.youtube.com/user/SolarMillenniumGroup. Interested persons have the option of subscribing to the channel and receiving automatic notices as soon as a new feature is put online, as well as the option to evaluate the individual films.