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Oct 1, 2015

On a barren, sun-baked plateau in southern Spain, row upon row of gleaming mirrors form one of the world's biggest solar power plants and harness the sun's power even after dark. The Andasol plant provides electricity for up to about 500,000 people from about 620,000 curved mirrors. The glass alone would cover 1.5 square km (0.6 square miles) - the size of about 210 soccer pitches.

The Andasol Solar Power Station
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A part of a power block at the Andasol solar power station is pictured near Guadix, southern Spain June 29, 2015. MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS

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