The solar furnace at Odeillo in the French Pyrenees-Orientales

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“This energy is used in numerous ways, including the generation of electricity via a steam turbine, [making hydrogen fuel](, testing reentry materials for space vehicles, or performing high-temperature metallurgic experiments. The massive maximum temperatures Odeillo achieves even allow for the production of carbon nanotubes and zinc nanoparticles via solar induced sublimation.”

So basically, it’s a 40-year-old testbed for what’s possible with solar condenser technology.

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