The call for renewable energy has never been greater. And Israel is hoping to shine a beacon on the importance of sustainability as it prepares to create the world’s highest solar tower by 2017. Currently, workers have already been busy installing a whopping 55,000 mirrors around the Ashalim solar power station in the Negev desert near Kibbutz Ashalim, southern Israel.
• Workers have been busy installing the mirrors around Ashalim solar power station in Negev desert, Israel
• Astonishing photos show scale of the project, which covers a mind-blowing one million squared metres
• Mirrors feed solar heat into a 240-metre-tall solar tower, which is believed to be the highest in the world
• Project will be completed next year and aims to provide around one per cent of the country’s electricity
The pictures below show the magnificent construction scene of Ashalim.