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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #301
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i will not be build in a city . that's the reason why the title says Australia
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Old November 27th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #302
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No the whole point is for the AIR to be heated up, If you have Solar panels that are absorbing the heat (which is how they work) the air won't be heated to its maximum potential. The Air Won't heat up if you have solar panels absorbing the heat! You need something that would heat up the air and continue to release the collected heat into the enclosed area for as long as possible keeping the hot air rising.

How do you think air gets heated? You think it directly gets heated by the sun? No. The earth's surface gets heated, which then heats the air above it. Having dark panels to attract the sunlight would be even better.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #303
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:51 AM   #304
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How do you think air gets heated? You think it directly gets heated by the sun? No. The earth's surface gets heated, which then heats the air above it. Having dark panels to attract the sunlight would be even better.

I know that, but you need some sort of material that would give off heat within the enclosed area not absorb it. Solar Panels I don't think can do the job optimally, for the panels to function themselves a lot of the heat that is absorbed would be used to generate electricity. Look at the video they have on that site they talk about some sort of collectors in place that would give off energy even through the night. Solar Panels from what I know optimally absorb the sun's energy.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #305
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Does this one classify as a skyscraper "officially"?
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Old November 28th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #306
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Awesome video.

I wonder why they have reduced the height and thickness of the tower, it's probably a cost decision, does the extra height warrant the extra power produced ? Maybe this is seen as a prototype of sorts, if it works out ok we could well see more and bigger towers like this across the world.

Exciting project.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #307
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Does this one classify as a skyscraper "officially"?
No, I think it would be classified (as others have noted) as a chimney. So it qualifies for "freestanding structure" but not "building".
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #308
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If Toronto is going to lose it worlds tallest title, I wouldn't mind it going to a project like this, help save the Earth.
It already has.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #309
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If solar tower goes ahead it will have the worlds highest observatory @ 600m high!

heres a diagram i did a while back


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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #310
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There's nothing to see out there
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Old November 29th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #311
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #312
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There's nothing to see out there
what do you mean???
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Old November 29th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #313
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what do you mean???
At the observation deck..
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #314
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, yes that's right. but i think it would still be a great feeling to stand 600m above the ground
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Old November 30th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #315
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OMG 600m. Very tall building!
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 10:16 PM   #316
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Thats supertall indeed ! But, in the middle of nowhere??? Looks more like a skyscraper in the renders.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 10:33 PM   #317
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why not in the middle of nowhere? that is the only place you can build such a project.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:08 PM   #318
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Sometimes science is lost on people.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #319
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Hahaha, quality!
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #320
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yes , the site where the tower is to be built is 25km from a town called Mildura. The Tower will be built at Buronga which is in NSW ,some 800km west of sydney.They have many days of the year of 40+deg, so its perfect hot temp for Solar Tower.
your right there wont be much to see but being up 2000ft will be awesome. especially the lift ride up being glass pod.

Mildura is a town known for grape growing

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and its major tourism is the Murray River

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current tallest structure is the 75m Telstra tower.lol

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perfect for ballooning
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