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Old February 1st, 2007, 02:09 AM   #141
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well i reckon they will build minimum 500m and max 610m. will be massive!
approx 65m diametre

http://www.enviromission.com.au/project/video/video.htm

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Old February 1st, 2007, 04:41 AM   #142
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hi Cul. I read an article in an investment magazine recently that mentioned this project. I wonder if they're trying to attract venture capitalist?? As far as I know there are Chinese investors who have already sunk a few millions into this project. So I reckon the full scale version could be built in China soon??
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Old February 1st, 2007, 05:06 AM   #143
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I wonder if it will have an observation deck That video shows it could.

In all seriousness even looking beyond the impressive height, it's renewable energy. Imagine a big city solely powered by a couple of these things... futuristic.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 05:14 AM   #144
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if they build it like this it will..

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Old February 1st, 2007, 05:29 AM   #145
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pretty awesome
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Old February 1st, 2007, 03:07 PM   #146
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wow, impressive renders
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Old February 1st, 2007, 03:34 PM   #147
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I can't believe they cancelled such a unique and valuable project
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Old February 1st, 2007, 05:43 PM   #148
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They cancelled it Will?
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Old February 1st, 2007, 06:15 PM   #149
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Well, for Australia anyway. I hope it has more success in the US or elsewhere.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 07:19 PM   #150
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There is also a 750m tall solar tower planned in Spain. Correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe the construction is supposed to start this year.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 07:23 PM   #151
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that would be great
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Old February 1st, 2007, 07:39 PM   #152
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There's indeed a project in Spain for a 750m solar tower. Construction should start this year and should finish in 2010.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_s...ente_el_Fresno

http://urbanity.blogsome.com/2006/02...no-ciudad-real

http://www.espacioblog.com/forestman...la-torre-solar

http://www.hispalibertas.com/noticia...rre-solar.html

http://www.franciscoperez.com/blog/2...udad-real.html

http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b46210

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...5&page=1&pp=20


I'm sorry most of them are in spanish.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 08:07 PM   #153
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Thanks Nadlor for sharing all those links
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 02:23 PM   #154
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this concept really pisses me off, do you understand how much CO2 will be generated during its construction? The power output is pathetic for such a massive structure, 50MW is a joke, a single 100m wind turbine can currently produce 6-7MW of power, and would take up considerably less space and resources. The term renewable is misused in this context, it will probably take about 30 years before the amount of co2 created by this product falls under that from a coal power station of similar power.

"imagine a big city poweed by a couple of these"

will never happen, you'd need litterally hundreds of them to power a small city let alone a large one. New York uses around 150 GW which would require 3000 of these solar towers.

Its a novel interesting concept, but not the solution to global warming or the world energy crisis.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:10 PM   #155
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Your just jealous because you could never build one of these in london/manchester NO SUN.
When there is no wind, wind turbines dont generate engery but the solar tower even works at night.
And the CO2 generated during the construction of one of these towers would be far less that a conventional power station or a building of the same size for that matter.
I dont know what your talking about man.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:37 PM   #156
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Your just jealous because you could never build one of these in london/manchester NO SUN.
When there is no wind, wind turbines dont generate engery but the solar tower even works at night.
And the CO2 generated during the construction of one of these towers would be far less that a conventional power station or a building of the same size for that matter.
I dont know what your talking about man.
He's right though, 50MW is hardly anything, especially when you consider the size needed. By comparison, a fusion power plant (currently under development in France) could potentially generate gigawatts of power.

If they're going to build one of these things, at least make it the 200MW+ version.

Incidently, why should he be "jealous"? London already has plenty of amazing projects thank you...
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 11:09 PM   #157
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DOesnt sound very economical, imagine how much it would cost to build, and how long it would take to break even.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 11:08 AM   #158
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you need a very tall tower that this project will be economically.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #159
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WOW ITS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:46 AM   #160
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Salar energy is way to go, free and clean. Who cares about some CO2 being generated during the construction? Given the energy produced is not covering the entire NY city but benefiting the area substantially, this should be a good start, even a major milestone. Nevertheless, this will give way to a better and more efficient technology for that matter in the next projects to come.

Thanks for such a valuable thread.
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