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Old January 9th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #21
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Besides of using / producing solar energy it must be a great opportunaty for the outback to bring more tourists over. Basejumping from 1000m was mentioned before. What about climbing the chimney, for all those ignorant, respectless people instead of climbing Uluru to simply have that great view... Don't put it too close to it though. Heaps of space in W.A., don't u think?
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Old January 9th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #22
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1000m!??!?!!?!?! thats like... tall!
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Old January 9th, 2005, 01:08 PM   #23
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base jump ?
will all the bad events around this last year sure its a good idea
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Old January 10th, 2005, 09:41 AM   #24
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They should build a 1500 Meter in the middle how awsome that would be.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 09:44 AM   #25
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Landing on thin acrylic/glass panels might end poorly. After all they would be hard to avoid considering they cover a vast area at the base.

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Old January 10th, 2005, 10:23 AM   #26
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Old January 10th, 2005, 10:24 AM   #27
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heard on the radio today that enery australia or who ever in sydney were looking at a study to see if they can buy power for the gird for places that produce power for their own site.
Is that not enough to worry peolple and make projects like this be pushed a long
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Old January 10th, 2005, 03:16 PM   #28
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Have not seen thos pics before, were they from?
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Old January 10th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #29
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On the movie witht the station and train going up the tower, thats awsome if that happens it will be a huge attraction.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 11:57 PM   #30
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just a 1;1000 scale model i did of tower compared to some talls.
really shows the size of tower.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #31
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Great idea indeed.



Where are the solar cells??
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Old January 17th, 2005, 12:57 AM   #32
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just a 1;1000 scale model i did of tower compared to some talls.
WOW!

BTW, where did you get the other models? I wouldn't mind having some models of my favorite skyscrapers.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 02:48 AM   #33
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^ i made them. im a model maker by trade.
fahed- the chimney is just a large vent where hot rises up to run turbines for the power.,
the solar collectors is the plastic "tent" which spans 7km diametre around tower.
its basic design. hot air rises under tent and rushes towards tower . thats basically it.

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Old January 17th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #34
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Thanks for the explanation

I've found a website and it nearly said the same
http://www.floornature.com/worldarou...hp/art269/1/en

This is a different type of Solar Towers
http://rhlx01.rz.fht-esslingen.de/pr...owertower.html

I still got questions

Doesn't the air cool down after it reaches higher levels?

The article in the first link says
"reating an updraught which will drive 32 turbines located at the base of the tower"

Is that true that the turbines are at the base? If yes, then why do we need a very long tower ?

Sorry for asking a lot, but am interested to know more
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Old January 17th, 2005, 07:41 AM   #35
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Doesn't the air cool down after it reaches higher levels?

The article in the first link says
"reating an updraught which will drive 32 turbines located at the base of the tower"

Is that true that the turbines are at the base? If yes, then why do we need a very long tower ?
Yes, I would assume it would cool a bit before reaching the top, but it would be travelling pretty fast.

They need the tall tower, as they need the top of the tower to be cool. Cool air at the top and warm air at the bottom causes the hot air to rush up and out. They need to build it high enough to reach the colder parts of the atmosphere.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 09:44 AM   #36
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Yeah, the higher the temperature differences, the greater the upwards thrust. Therefore, the higher the tower, the more lapse rate the atmosphere has succumbed to, and hence the greater temp difference -> more power.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 10:04 PM   #37
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Thats friggen huge.....
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Old January 18th, 2005, 03:27 AM   #38
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Ok. What about the turbines? Where are they located ?
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Looks like the turbines are at the base of the tower. But what happens if one breaks down? Who the hell is going to get in there and fix it. If the wind speed is so fast you are just going to get sucked up the vent.

Dam... how the hell do you quote an image!
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Ive red about this about two years ago. I really believe in this project and hope it proves to be a success.
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