It’s funny but everything looks beautiful in Iceland – even a power station. Michael Franke, our regular project photographer, was passing through and took some great photographs (finally in our blog, rather than our particularly amateur snaps) of the steaming installation. Right on the southwest tip of Iceland, it is designed to reflect the shape of the distant Eldey Island designed by architecture team Arkitektastofan, one of the oldest of its kind in Iceland.
From the website: Reykjanesvirkjun is a geothermal power plant, with total power generated of around 100 MW. The energy is taken frome 12 boreholes, 1800-2600 m deep, at a temperature of 285-315 °C. Seawater is used for cooling. The power plant comprises several building, such as the powerhouse, conveying stations, dividing stations etc.