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Old October 5th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #461
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also even if its "only" 800m, building this is a huge step and when this works out as planned and spills out money as planned, investors will have an eye on these things and then other projects may start too. i would even be happy for a 400m tower. anything that gives this kind of towers a go
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Old October 5th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #462
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I wish there was a way for us mere mortals to speed up the process. If I had a few million I'd invest it in an instant, I'm a huge fan of the solar updraft tower concept.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #463
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I wish there was a way for us mere mortals to speed up the process. If I had a few million I'd invest it in an instant, I'm a huge fan of the solar updraft tower concept.
yeah the only problem is the fear of the new of investors. it's a lot safer for them to invest in something less innovative, but when some brave investors take the first step and this tower will bring what it promisses, i'm sure other investors may join for similar projects. the problem is that this smaller concept towers around the world dont bring effective results, because only a project of this huge dimensions makes the concept work out. on the good site building takes only about two years though. not like other big power plants that take often take 4 years of building. and i think the tower may have output while being built.
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Maybe they should build one in Germany, it seems to be popular with Germans.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #465
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Maybe they should build one in Germany, it seems to be popular with Germans.
and we finally would have something epic to visit but i think germany doesnt have the climatical standarts needed haha
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Old October 6th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #466
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Germany is a good idea since they are supposedly going to shut down all of their nuclear reactors. why not invest in this? clean, safe, dependable, and no nuclear waste

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Old October 6th, 2011, 02:39 AM   #467
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Germany has no deserts. Thats why Arizona would be a prime location.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #468
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i hate to bump quite old threads, but an article i have read that is from earlier this month:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1265393.html

the most interesting part and quite new news

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Having failed to get the support it needed in Australia, EnviroMission set its sights on the U.S. In October 2010 it secured a power purchase agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority. Last month, the company announced it had "received a formal commitment to provide the entire development and construction capital" from an unnamed financier, and was hopeful of moving ahead soon, subject to due diligence.

Back in Australia, Hyperion says it has purchased a 490-square-mile site about 430 miles up the Great Northern Highway from Perth. The site has all the attributes for a successful solar updraft tower, according to Hyperion: a great swath of flat land; copious amounts of solar radiation; low risk of earthquakes or cyclones; and proximity to major mines and transportation routes.

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nothing too serious, but maybe its worth to still keep an eye on these things
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #469
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stating the project could be realized for $750 million

http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/01...r-power-tower/

and another interesting article

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.c...9243/botid/73/
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So wait, is this being built in Arizona or Australia? Or both?
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So wait, is this being built in Arizona or Australia? Or both?
this is a concept, there have been several location that were attractive for the company, yet because of political reasons it is easier to build a tower like this in Arizona. The climate in both reasons is similar so the output doesn't really change in either location
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