We are talking about the so-called “Solar-Physical” NPO object, a gigantic solar oven built by the former USSR as part of a research project between 1981 and 1987.

Its curved mirror measures over 55 meters and conducts solar energy through a 1.2 meter beam.

In front of the main building with its curved mirror, there are 63 other mirrors, each the height of a two-story house, which are controlled to focus solar radiation at the center of the structure. There, more than 10,700 mirrors reflect and regulate heat. Here is how it works:

The parabola-shaped building with 1,840 m2 of reflective mirrors reflects the energy provided by an additional 3,020 m2 in front of it and transforms it into a beam of light that can reach temperatures of around 3,000 ° Celsius. In theory, it is capable of producing 12.5 million kilowatts of electricity per year.

A solar furnace is a structure that is built for industrial purposes first and foremost and which concentrates solar energy to produce temperatures that can melt metals. Here you can experiment with materials by subjecting them to extreme temperatures.

This facility is located 45 km from Parkent (Tashkent province). It is located at an altitude of 1,100 m, in an area where they benefit from more than 270 clear days a year. It is located in the facilities of the Physico-Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.

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