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Old April 22nd, 2005, 10:35 AM   #101
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Build it taller than Burj Al Dubai or whatever!!
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 05:10 AM   #102
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Great idea! Every country with great land mass should consider the same. Canada? US? China?, etc. Hope it works and becomes a propagating reality. I love Auz.
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Old May 7th, 2005, 12:02 PM   #103
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shame that it doesnt have 1000meterS.
and look at the possibilities.. imagine 1000 of these towers in the sahara,arizona, gobi, kazakstan; the effects on pollution reduction would be amazing
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Old May 7th, 2005, 05:40 PM   #104
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Old May 11th, 2005, 07:15 PM   #105
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Culwulla where did you hear this? Is it certain? Also have you heard that the inner 300m or so of collector are to be double-glazed?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #106
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Solar power at best can only produce a small fraction (like 10%) of the world's present energy consumption. However it's a great "transition" renewable power source to get us between the end of oil and the rise of hydrogen.
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Old May 12th, 2005, 05:36 AM   #107
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Culwulla where did you hear this? Is it certain? Also have you heard that the inner 300m or so of collector are to be double-glazed?
no its not certian, just rumours. not sure about inner dynamics.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 11:05 PM   #108
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If that tower is gonna bee 500m then i say what a piece of shit its ugly a big round grey tube atleast at 1000m it has the height to back it up but otherwise
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Old June 16th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #109
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If that tower is gonna bee 500m then i say what a piece of shit its ugly a big round grey tube atleast at 1000m it has the height to back it up but otherwise
FFS the thing is being built to produce energy, I think aesthetics are the least of their worries
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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #110
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Build it in a city and see if anyone notices. If its tall and round, people wil think it's a skyscraper
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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #111
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Build it in a city and see if anyone notices. If its tall and round, people will think it's a skyscraper
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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #112
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Build it in a city and see if anyone notices. If its tall and round, people will think it's a skyscraper
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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:56 AM   #113
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sorta ugly

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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:41 PM   #114
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Really, solar if unbelievably aggresively pursued, could easily supply enough energy for the world. We would just need kilometer big arrays, and they would be expensive as hell.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #115
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^ True, there's something like 175,000 TeraWatts of energy that makes it to ground level Earth. The problem is, utilities are in the business of making money, and costly investments into solar arrays this big that only produce 200MW aren't attractive (yet). This one in Australia's going in a desert right? Most places on Earth don't receive as much sun as a solar tower would require to operate semi-consistantly. And then there's the cost of transmission from the desert to customers. The economics don't seem to add up just yet.

As for the aesthetics, I think it would look a million times better if they placed mirrors along the outside of the entire tower. Perhaps it'd even disappear from sight on clear days!
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Old July 29th, 2005, 02:00 PM   #116
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Not sure if this has been posted anywhere. It appeared on Enviromissions site about a month ago, but ive only noticed it now.

Anyway, the article seems old, but is OK.

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Old July 29th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #117
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are they seriously gonna build it to just 500m????? That's so shit here we have the oppurtunity to build a mega-structure now just think people are gonna want to see a 1km tall tower and it would launch the Mildura area to world fame for sure! Just imagine the income we'd get from tourism etc.

Now a crap 500m ***** isn't gonna impress anybody. 500m and it won't be recognised anywhere. 1km and everyone in the world will know about it. And we could be proud of our selves for achieving such a feat Australia would finally have a world mega-structure.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 02:35 PM   #118
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[QUOTE=Cheese Mmmmmmmmmmmm

As for the aesthetics, I think it would look a million times better if they placed mirrors along the outside of the entire tower. Perhaps it'd even disappear from sight on clear days! [/QUOTE]
that would be a hazard for aircraft flying in the area
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Old July 30th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #119
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so there only gonna build it to 500m? man, why so short?
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Old July 30th, 2005, 01:51 PM   #120
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^Why does everybody think 500m all of a sudden.... an off hand comment by someone probably a wind up suggested it may be halfed in height, yet every press release, website and other official information says 1km. However im still very skeptical as to whether itll get built at all, seems ludicracly expensive for a 200mw power plant.
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