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Israel builds world's tallest solar tower in desert

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 05:50
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A worker watching over a crane in front of the solar receiver at the construction site of the Ashalim solar tower near the southern Israeli kibbutz of Ashalim in the Negev desert recently.

Ashalim, Israel

IN THE middle of southern Israel's desert, engineers are hard at work building the world's tallest solar tower, reflecting the country's high hopes for renewable energy.

Once completed in late 2017, the Ashalim Tower will rise to 240 metres, taller than Paris's