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Old February 7th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #161
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Old February 8th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #162
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is that good news or bad news
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Old February 8th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #163
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^largely insignificant news like everything else with solar towers, the news says that at some point they may try to work out if a place is capable of holding a solar tower does not mean one will be built or even one could be built, just that they may find out if one could be built one day..... this company annoys me intensly, build one or dont stop f***ing stalling all they want to do is maintain their company and this small piece of info will stave them from bankrupcy for another 2 years.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #164
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can't wait to see the first Solar Tower on the world
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Old February 9th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #165
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Hopefully this does become an economically viable source of renewable energy, it would be great to see these built all over the globe and make a dent in the struggle to mitigate the consequences of global warming.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #166
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May as well scrap the idea and put the money into nuclear plants, seeming we will now be building them (or should be anyway)

If it's not 1km, don't bother.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #167
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #168
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50MW is a joke
Not 50, but 150 MW (145 the tower plus 5,5 the biomass plant working with the biomass produced by the fields in the base of the tower, under the solar panels).

EDIT to clarify: I'm talking about the 750 m Solar Tower whose construction will start this year in Spain.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #169
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150MW out of a 750m eyesore isn't worth the cost to the environment that a 750m tall tower will provide. The area you have to clear for solar power alone cancels out it's efficiency. It's good on top of buildings, but as a sole source of energy? No way.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #170
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hopefully we'll see some updates from the 750m tower , that tower will be the 2nd tallest structure on earth when completed!!
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Old February 17th, 2007, 12:24 PM   #171
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Geez, my guess was that in the next 10 years they would build a one kilometer-high tower. I had no clue they are already planning it so soon. That's awesome. I bet the people in Dubai will be pretty pissed of since they are building the highest one now. Then only few years later there will be even higher tower.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #172
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i hate to sound so pessimistic, but i'll believe the tower in Spain when there is an above ground structure slowly growing
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Old February 18th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #173
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Old February 19th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #174
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posted by tayser

http://www.theage.com.au/news/busine...733612641.html

EnviroMission promises power from hot air
Vanessa Burrow
February 19, 2007



Going up: design sketch of the giant thermal solar tower EnviroMission plans to build.

ENVIROMISSION is the sort of company that can enrich or burn investors in alternative energy sources — often within one day.

The South Melbourne company plans to build giant solar thermal towers to generate electricity in Australia and the US. News it had collected favourable pre-feasibility information in Texas, sent its shares soaring 79 per cent last Monday to 25¢.

The shares sank back to close the day at 20¢, the highest price in almost a year save for a short-lived 80 per cent spike in October. That blip was based on misguided speculation the company would benefit from a $75 million federal grant.

EnviroMission shares closed at 18¢ on Friday, less than half the peak of 40¢ reached soon after the company listed in 2001.

Analyst Peter Strachan, who publishes the StockAnalysis newsletter, said investors should be wary of such volatile "clean and green companies", labelling them "the new dotcom".

EnviroMission adapted German technology for a base-load station that would generate electricity using solar-heated air.

A canopy with a diameter of five to seven kilometres uses the the sun to heat the air trapped below. The heated air rises, rushing up a kilometre-high tower equipped with turbines.

Chief executive and executive chairman Roger Davey said although final plans had not been drawn up, construction should begin this year on the first power station near Mildura, NSW,Australia.

Solar radiation data has been collected at the Mildura site and EnviroMission will continue collecting data at two sites in Texas and two in Arizona. EnviroMission would go to the market again to fund construction if required, Mr Davey said.

http://www.enviromission.com.au
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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #175
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I should've read that text much more carefully. That's no skyscraper, it's only some weird "jimney". I guess that's something too, even tho it's nowhere near a skyscraper.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #176
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u just realized that? but if it gets built at 1000m, it will get tallest man made structre at least.

so, Cul, i don't understand, is it still possible buruonga will get the 1km one? according to that diagram it will.

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Old February 19th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #177
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^old diagram. its since been scaled to 500m high. 50mw.
still higher then any chimney or skyscraper (except BurjD).
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Old March 21st, 2007, 01:07 AM   #178
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march16 from enviromission.looks like a merger. i think better chance for USA anyway.



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Old April 3rd, 2007, 02:01 AM   #179
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i cant find original thread but latest is El paso in texas will get first 1km tower

http://www.josegarzarealtor.com/blog...&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

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Old April 3rd, 2007, 02:29 AM   #180
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