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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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750 meters Solar Tower in Ciudad Real, Spain

Currently there are no renders in press, only the confirmation of the starting date:

750 m Solar Tower

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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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Good luck ... if the 1000m Australian one is anything to go by you wont be seeing anything real soon.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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yeah i remember the 1km solar tower proposal... watever happened to that? is that still in development?
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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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" Esta construcción será una fuente de energía no contaminante que contará con un panel de cristal de unos tres kilómetros de diámetro." it will be a huge lollipop..
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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #5
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yeah i remember the 1km solar tower proposal... watever happened to that? is that still in development?
I don't know, take a guess ... it's a bit like a lucky-dip if you ask me.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #6
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yeah what the **** is going on with our 1km solar tower. Did the governments chicken out yet again?
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Old February 13th, 2006, 01:44 PM   #7
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(In relation to the aussie tower) : Last time I heard, it had been downsized to something like 700, then down to 300-400 but at that height the poweroutput wouldn't warrant it being built - becuase the whole premise of the idea was based on the principle that the change in pressure and temperature down the tube powers the turbine.... However, at a smaller height the power it far less....

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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:38 PM   #8
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yeah its a damn shame the 1000m solar tower planned for Buronga in outback NSW has taken so long to progress through the planning stages. The state gov actually loved the idea and approved it, the local town mayor was behind it and evrything was going ok but cost ($800mil) was getting too high and also just the logistics of erecting such a massive structure.
As leesome mentioned, lastest is maybe a smaller 50megawat tower instead of 200 megawat tower may be achieved. This would equate to a structure 400m high.
lets hope the spanish project comes to fruition.
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AdvertisementAFTER four years and 17 capital raisings, Enviromission is trying to grab an $80 million Federal Government handout to keep alive its dream of building a giant hot-air powered tower in the Riverina.

The company boasted to the Herald three years ago that it would have its plans to build a one-kilometre high solar-heated, air-powered tower at a "bankable stage" in 2003.

Enviromission announced yesterday that securing a slice of the $500 million federal Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund was its "dominant strategic priority".

The scheme will help subsidise projects that deliver large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

The company recently scaled back its plans for the solar tower, which will now be about 400 metres high. Yesterday it announced plans to partner with Baulderstone Hornibrook to "provide project design" and to "support the project's business case".

The tower will cost an estimated $250 million to build, as opposed to the original $1 billion for the larger edifice.

But Enviromission chief executive Roger Davey would not say why the company's three-year association with Leighton Contractors had ended and asked the Herald not to report that he did not want to comment.

It is understood Leighton, which also declined to comment, pulled the pin on the project.

Mr Davey, whose wage was raised by 16 per cent to $250,000 last year, said Baulderstone and Macquarie Bank would help draft Enviromission's final submission for government funding by March 31.

Baulderstone's manager for project development, Andrew Thompson-Jones, said: "We're really happy to be on board with it."

Mr Thompson-Jones said he foresaw no problems building the giant tower, which will be surrounded by hundreds of heat-gathering panels.

Unlike the higher tower, structures about 500 metres high had been built before, still with much planning. "There's a lot of work to be done to get this thing together," he said.

Shares in Enviromission closed steady at 20.5c. Shareholders last week approved plans for the company, which is nearly out of cash, to issue 8 million new shares.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #9
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Quote:
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" Esta construcción será una fuente de energía no contaminante que contará con un panel de cristal de unos tres kilómetros de diámetro." it will be a huge lollipop..
no, the glass is on the ground
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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #10
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heres a quick diagram showing comparisons
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Wow, you are really fast drawing diagrams Culwulla. Only one thing, the place for the tower is "Ciudad Real". The word "Ciudad" means "city" in spanish. (Ciudad Real = Royal City)
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Old February 14th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #12
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thanks, would you know diametre of spanish tower? i only guessed. Australia's 1000m tower had a 130m diametre.
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I dont know, sorry.


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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:00 AM   #14
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no, the glass is on the ground
then a huge thumbtack..
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Old February 14th, 2006, 03:09 AM   #15
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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:36 AM   #16
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going off pedrillos news article, the 750m solar tower measures approx 50m dia.
so ive amended drawing. still a 750m tall 50m dia untappered chimney sure would be a site to behold.

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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:00 AM   #17
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burj dubai to now 1000m
in 2002 705m
in 2003 750m
in 2004 850m
in 2005 950m
in 2006 1000m
in 2007 1200m
in 2008 1300m
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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #18
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There are the First renders of the solar tower

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Old February 14th, 2006, 11:05 AM   #19
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It looks to me as if they are reusing some of the early images of the Australian 1km tower.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 12:50 PM   #20
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great. ive scaled this pic and again it comes up as a 50m diamtre stack.



pic of tallest chimney atm-420m Ekibastuz-in Kazakhstan

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