Gallery: Almeisan Tower is a Solar Concentrating Skyscraper

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Architect Robert Ferry recently unveiled a stunning design for a sustainable spire in Dubai that requires zero energy and produces zero waste and zero emissions. The Almeisan Tower is a concept created for Za’abeel Park that generates all of its own energy using concentrating solar power technology. The tower itself is actually a solar power tower (much like Solar One in California) that uses heliostats positioned at the top of the tower to direct sunlight onto a central receiver.

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  1. Bridgette Meinhold July 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    The designer, Robert Ferry, provided me with some additional info on the Tower. Thanks Robert!
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    Credit goes to Werner Sobek for the “triple zero” concept: http://www.wernersobek.de/index.php?page=392
    This tower probably the most sustainable building of its type since it not only is “triple zero”, but is actually a large net clean energy producer. The area required to place a concentrated solar power tower of this size on top of a structure is about equal to that of any Walmart roof. Of course the KW output is restricted to around 600KW by that area and does not come close to projects like Solar One, but it is a dual use of valuable real estate, and worth the added investment from perspective of the greater community.

    Original post is here: http://www.journalarabia.net/?p=702
    Floorplans in here: http://www.journalarabia.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/almeisan.pdf
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  2. modular buildings July 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Not only does that look stunning but if it can provide everything it says that will possibly be a good way forward in energy.

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