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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #321
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I like the idea so much. This is the new generation of skyscrapers. The solar ones
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Old December 4th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #322
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It is quite a good idea since Australia is such a hot place with a lot of sunshine, I like this idea.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #323
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latest sookie lala letter.
http://www.enviromission.com.au/fina...VM%20CA372.pdf
Chairman davey is basically saying hopefully labor Gov will take a step forward and get interested in funding the project
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Old December 6th, 2007, 08:18 AM   #324
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WOW I hope it gets the funding it needs.
They should make a basejumping base at the top, since its in the middle of grapefruit country and there is no other building or electrical cables to worry about.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #325
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only a 7 km diameter 'tent' for catching the air to drive the turbines




Did you even bother to read the thread ??
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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #326
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only a 7 km diameter 'tent' for catching the air to drive the turbines




Did you even bother to read the thread ??
lol thats why they should make a basejump base... imagine the adrenaline
of course it would be at your own risk.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #327
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to me this is by far the greatest thing to help the environment then any other proposal. really hope it gets built
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Old February 10th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #328
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Does anybody know how the other Solar Towers in other countrys are developing. Last I heard was that another country was building a 250m one, (maybe)
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Old February 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #329
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Does anybody know how the other Solar Towers in other countrys are developing. Last I heard was that another country was building a 250m one, (maybe)
I don't know, Spain may be? But if they end up building that in Spain it will be significantly smaller, I think.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #330
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yes, there's one in spain...about 200m tall
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #331
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The original project was suppose to be 1km tall...




Damn it, where is that height!!!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:48 AM   #332
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^the 1km tower was simply going to be a huge undertaking. 130m wide, 1m thick concrete shell. just so big.
they have scaled it to 65m diam and 600m high and will achieve same power output.
anyway
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looks like we missed it last week? anyone see it?
sounds good for the American project

Solar Tower to Marvel on History Channel

Solar Tower marvels the imagination at History Channel's "Modern Marvels" program on February 28 at 11pm and February 29 at 3:00am.

"Modern Marvels" includes EnviroMission's Solar Tower technology in a series about environmental technologies and innovations 'designed to hold off global warming meltdown.'

Viewers can see how a Solar Tower power station will use energy from the sun to generate clean electricity and learn how clean electricity technologies, like Solar Towers, are key in the global challenge to global warming.

Solar Towers are planned for development in the south west corner of the US at locations with high to extreme levels of solar radiation to increase the economic and environmental benefits from the technology's marvelous renewable energy capability.

"EnviroMission values the inclusion of Solar Tower technology in the 'Modern Marvels Environmental Technologies II' series, because the program's viewers that stand to immediately benefit from the environmental benefits of the development of Solar Towers are the same viewers that can influence environmental decisions and outcomes for future generations using the information and experiences available to them today.

"The program will be an excellent opportunity for many people to see the iconic design of a Solar Tower for the first time and better understand how it will make clean power when it is developed in the US," EnviroMission Chief Executive, Roger Davey, said.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #333
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^the 1km tower was simply going to be a huge undertaking. 130m wide, 1m thick concrete shell. just so big.
they have scaled it to 65m diam and 600m high and will achieve same power output.
anyway
THE LATEST

looks like we missed it last week? anyone see it?
sounds good for the American project

Solar Tower to Marvel on History Channel

Solar Tower marvels the imagination at History Channel's "Modern Marvels" program on February 28 at 11pm and February 29 at 3:00am.

"Modern Marvels" includes EnviroMission's Solar Tower technology in a series about environmental technologies and innovations 'designed to hold off global warming meltdown.'

Viewers can see how a Solar Tower power station will use energy from the sun to generate clean electricity and learn how clean electricity technologies, like Solar Towers, are key in the global challenge to global warming.

Solar Towers are planned for development in the south west corner of the US at locations with high to extreme levels of solar radiation to increase the economic and environmental benefits from the technology's marvelous renewable energy capability.

"EnviroMission values the inclusion of Solar Tower technology in the 'Modern Marvels Environmental Technologies II' series, because the program's viewers that stand to immediately benefit from the environmental benefits of the development of Solar Towers are the same viewers that can influence environmental decisions and outcomes for future generations using the information and experiences available to them today.

"The program will be an excellent opportunity for many people to see the iconic design of a Solar Tower for the first time and better understand how it will make clean power when it is developed in the US," EnviroMission Chief Executive, Roger Davey, said.

Solar Power Due To Shine In Arizona.

Arizona in the USA could soon become home to the worlds largest solar plant with a venture straight out of a sci-fi movie.

The plant which will be named Solana, which means "a sunny place" in Spanish, is a joint venture between Abengoa Solar and Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and will cover 1900 acres.

The plant will be able to power up to 70,000 homes by generating 280 megawatts and will be the first example of a major utility getting a vast majority of its energy using solar in the country. The plant would also create approximately 1,500 jobs.

Solana will make use of Abengoa Solar's Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology that is already in use in a solar plant in Spain. This uses solar radiation concentration to generate steam or hot air that is then used by an electric plant to run steam turbines.





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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #334
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I think it is important to point out here there are 2 different types of Solar Tower

a/ where air is sucked up through a turbine to create power as in the proposed Australian project.

b/ where sunlight is reflected by mirrors to create steam to drive a turbine as in the Spanish project and proposed Arizona project.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #335
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Cul, are you sure about the same power output with the 600m as with the 1000m?

Have there been any sort of advancement in technology for the increased efficiency?
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Old June 10th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #336
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Is this 1000 metre or 600 metre? people say different things.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #337
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^ Started at 1000m, downsized to 600m.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #338
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for what this tower ?
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Old July 26th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #339
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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:07 AM   #340
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I finally saw the segment on Modern Marvels. Very interesting! I think they said it would take 670 of these towers to power the United States.
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