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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #201
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a similar tower has been already built in Seville
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Old July 17th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #202
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thanks for that jaaar. nice project.
yes we all wanted it to stay at 1000m but it was too large an undertaking being 130m diametre. so its scaled back to 600m @ 65m diam. it will have a observation circle at top. not bad being up 600m with sheep paddocks below.lol
it supposed to start this year. the site has been cleared,.

heres an old diagram i did to show how hUge the tower will be


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Old July 17th, 2007, 09:18 AM   #203
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Damn that's so tall..
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Old July 17th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #204
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has it been decided yet
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #205
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Thanks for pointing that out nezzybaby
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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #206
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has it been decided yet
its been given council and state gov approval. the site has been cleared. All it needs is funding $$$$$. The glass canopy covers a few hectares but only needs to be 3metres high. Then the concrete tower is 1m thick x 65m diametre. with enormous steel spokes inside at 100m intervals and large turbines creating the power. There will be an elevator attached to side rising up the the rim which will have an observation ring some 600m above grd. maybe even worlds highest public viewing? but not much to see out there.
The Australia version will be approx 600m while Spain has mooted a tower 750m high while China and USA may end up with 1000m version?
I think 1 of these towers will be built within 10 years.

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Old July 17th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #207
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Nice pics Cullwulla. Realy good looking tower.

Cull, If this thing is under construction. Could you take weekly pictures (going out on Saturdays) so we are seeing this nice piece off technology getting built? If so thanks. If not. I dont mind.

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Old July 17th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #208
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^i would love to take weekly pix but its a fair run out to it. yes its in same state as Sydney but its 1000km westwards.lol it would take a week to drive there. But i will endeavour to visit the construction site when it gets underway.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #209
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wat official classification will this tower be classified as. will it just be a tower?

what are the definitions of a skyscraper..does it have to have continuing floors from base to top? or wat.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 05:25 PM   #210
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I think it will be classified as a chimney actually. It doesnt let out pollutants like power station chimneys but its sole purpose is for hot air to pass up it to run turbines.Chimneys dont have observation due to obvious reasons but Solar Tower has clean air and observation ring will be encased in glass with air cond anyway.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #211
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great news Culwulla, i'm really excited
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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #212
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The original plan was to build a 1,000 meter tower.

EDIT: Oops nevermind. Didn't read the thread.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #213
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hey culwulla you said the U.S.A. might get a 1000m version. where did u hear this? i hope we do i just havent heard any plans.

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hey culwulla you said the U.S.A. might get a 1000m version. where did u hear this? i hope we do get one i just havent heard any plans.

That would be awesome. We could build thousands of those over all the useless states (you know, Idaho, Montana, etc), and be completely independent from oil.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 09:59 PM   #215
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I dont think we could build any of those tower, FAA wont let us...
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Old July 19th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #216
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That would be awesome. We could build thousands of those over all the useless states (you know, Idaho, Montana, etc), and be completely independent from oil.
can u imagine how expensive 1000 + such towers would be
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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #217
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That would be awesome. We could build thousands of those over all the useless states (you know, Idaho, Montana, etc), and be completely independent from oil.
Those states don't get anywhere near enough sunlight to make them cost effective. These would only work in the US in Arizona, Southern Nevada, etc.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #218
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idaho and montana routinely have temps. over 100 in the summer so i think it would be very plosible to build some of these in that area. there is so much open space there we could build dozens of these and that would be enough to power some nearby states. we could also build some in the desert areas in California, Arizona, and Texas to power (or at least help to power) those states as well. as to the FAA not letting us build these, i think that they dont really have a choice. we need clean almost unlimited energy and they are starting to realize this.

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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:57 AM   #219
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i posted the american info a while back. looks like a couple of sites in Ward County Texas are earmarked for towers.
If USA has 610m/2000ft height limit, then maybe the solar towers will be limited to that height.?\ This is the height the Australian towers will be. Maybe they have worked out it will be "good enough" at that height instead of 1km.? Obviously it will be a cheaper more do-able option and more realistic.

here is some recent letters about USA Towers>
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9...irousaawd5.jpg

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/9...febnewsrd6.jpg
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #220
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thanks man
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