Solar energies in Extremadura

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A Holm Oak (Quecus Ilex) near Navalmoral de la Mata

All the technology will not spare us a simple fact: we live on earth thanks to the sun radiation. For centuries we have transformed (or, rather, used the ability of the plants to transform) energy in matter through photosynthesis, and in fact the plants are just solar panels that have a specific speed in that role of sun energy conversion. Going for more lucrative crops is just keeping depending from the sun. What technology brings is the ability to transmit that sun energy without transforming it into matter (heating wood, food or other products), but just as electricity. But solar panels do not grow by themselves, demand a power grid to transmit their produce, and we are not as used to see them on the landscape. Albeit sheeps seem to appreciate their shadow…

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A farm storage for tobacco in Vegaviana. A “solar energy storage” from the 1950s

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Sheeps seem to like these new Holm Oaks

 

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