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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:44 AM   #241
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Wind power is such a blight on the landscape. TIMO they shold be outlawed for their visual pollution. Not everyone may agree but I think wind turbines look worse than a nuclear plant.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:46 AM   #242
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Actually a lot of them are smart enough to be investing into it in texas. The land is leased by the rancher (who often is an oil tycoon as well) at about 3,000 to 5,000 bucks per wind mill per year. Imagine putting 2000 wind mills on your land.

$3,000 * 2,000 = 6 million bucks per year.

A lot of people don't realize that the oil here in texas isn't going to last very long but a lot of oil tycoons do realize this.
that makes sense.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:52 AM   #243
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that makes sense.
Actually he'd make more then 6 million dollars per year because he won't be the land owner, he'd own the company that delivers the power. The 3,000 to 5,000 dollars per wind mill per year goes to the land owner that doesn't invest a single penny into it, which is only a small percentage of the money generated by the electricity of each wind mill per year.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:57 AM   #244
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Texas is trying to position itself as one of the leading Research and Development centers for wind power in the world as well as a goal of reaching 20,000MW in 5 years.

http://www.egr.uh.edu/wind/?e=economic
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Old July 21st, 2007, 10:14 AM   #245
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Interesting project, but it'll take a lot of time
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 02:43 AM   #246
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i wonder when this project will start.(the one in texas)
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 01:04 PM   #247
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ir sems like it is going to be a ob deck on top of this one ! is it going to be one ?
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 01:16 PM   #248
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Texas is trying to position itself as one of the leading Research and Development centers for wind power in the world as well as a goal of reaching 20,000MW in 5 years.

http://www.egr.uh.edu/wind/?e=economic
20,000 MW of just WIND!!, thats equivalent to the power generation of the three gorges dam in China

Great stuff!

We need more projects from the sole superpower of the world! and less wars.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:01 AM   #249
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ir sems like it is going to be a ob deck on top of this one ! is it going to be one ?
yes there will be one.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:31 AM   #250
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I would really like to see this become one of the main sources of power for the world. Such a great idea, and so simple. No pollution as well
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #251
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No pollution in power generation
but I guess some still in production
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #252
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there will be NO pollution.it will actually remove greenhouse gases.
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Clean Green Continuous Energy

The Solar Mission Project is the realisation of large-scale clean green renewable energy generation from the world’s first 200MW solar thermal power station using innovative Solar Tower technology.

One 200MW power station will provide enough electricity to around 200,000 typical Australian households and will abate over 900,000 tonnes of greenhouse producing gases from entering the environment annually.

The monolithic scale of the project is sure to attract world attention and add value to the construction of the power station through tourism and associated economic benefits.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #253
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^cullwulla of course there will be pollution during construction, you cannot make concrete or pump concrete without using energy. This energy WILL come from fossil fuels, the quantity of concrete and height of pumping means that this will produce a MASSIVE ammount of CO2 during construction, it is inevitable. I wish the company would be honest about this and give a realistic pay off date for carbon emissions. Currently i am not at all convinced that this will be a "green" project for many many years.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #254
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May I sugest to make it 11m higher thus becoming the tallest tower passing the Guangzhou TV Tower at 610m
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Old July 24th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #255
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the tallest tower and structure on earth will be the Burj Dubai
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Old July 24th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #256
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Wow, what a beast...
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Old July 25th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #257
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the tallest tower and structure on earth will be the Burj Dubai
Until a very windy night...

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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #258
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^cullwulla of course there will be pollution during construction, you cannot make concrete or pump concrete without using energy. This energy WILL come from fossil fuels, the quantity of concrete and height of pumping means that this will produce a MASSIVE ammount of CO2 during construction, it is inevitable. I wish the company would be honest about this and give a realistic pay off date for carbon emissions. Currently i am not at all convinced that this will be a "green" project for many many years.
Thanks for making my point clear
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #259
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20,000 MW of just WIND!!, thats equivalent to the power generation of the three gorges dam in China

Great stuff!

We need more projects from the sole superpower of the world! and less wars.
very well said!
ditto to this!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #260
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the one in Australia is 600m but the U.S. could get a 1000m verion
Is there a US version?? HMm but 1000 meters? hmm i dont think so,since we have limit height.
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