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This will be a Maker tourist attraction, it looks stunning… BBC’s David Shukman on a solar station in Spain –

There is a scene in one of the Austin Powers films where Dr Evil unleashes a giant “tractor beam” of energy at Earth in order to extract a massive payment.

Well, the memory of it kept me chuckling as I toured the extraordinary scene of the new solar thermal power plant outside Seville in southern Spain.

From a distance, as we rounded a bend and first caught sight of it, I couldn’t believe the strange structure ahead of me was actually real.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Power station harnesses Sun’s rays – Link.