World’s largest solar roast panel is situated in low-lying mountains near the Spanish border in the south of France

Oct 16, 2019

Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via is a Commune in the low-lying mountains near the Spanish border in the south of France, and is one of the most organized locations on Earth. With over 3500 hours of sunshine every year, it is not surprising that Odeillo is home to the world's largest solar roast. Built in 1969 by the National Scientific Research Center, the solar rooftop has an area of 63 heliostatic Mirrors mounted on hills surrounding hills, which bounces the sun's rays on a large concave mirror.

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The amount of sunlight on this area focuses on roughly one cooking pot size, and raises temperatures of 3,500 degrees centigrade. The Parabolic Mirror itself is made up of 10,000 individual mirrors and covers an area of approximately 2,000 square meters.

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Solar Furnaces is used by the National Scientific Research Center for heat transfer fluid systems, energy converters and content of high tempe. Odeillo Solar Furnace is the world's largest solar furnace. It is located in the Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales section of the south of France. It is 54 meters high and 48 meters wide, and includes 63 heliostats. It was built between 1962 and 1968, and started operating in the 1970s, and it has the power of a megawatt. It serves as a research science research site at very high temperatures. These fields have a special interest in the aerospace industry.