Aora took seven months to build the research plant. An array of 52 tracking mirrors (heliostats) on the ground reflects the sunlight and concentrates it onto an area at the top of the 35 metre tower. The solar receiver located there uses the energy to heat air to a temperature of 1,000 °C. It is then directed into a 100 kW gas turbine. The turbine converts the heat into electric power. In addition to producing electricity, the Almeria plant also produces 170 kW of heat as a by-product, which will be used to power a desalination plant.
The first Aora power station was constructed at Kibbutz Samar, Israel.