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EnviroMission's Solar Towers

Solar Towers aren't a new idea, in fact they've been around since the 1980s, but Australia-based EnviroMission Ltd are aiming big with their proposed project. Their plan is to build two massive 2,400ft solar updraft towers (almost as tall as the Burj Khalifa) that span hundreds of acres in La Paz County, Arizona.

Using solar draft technology, the towers generate hot air with a giant greenhouse and then channel the air into the chimney. The warm air then turns a turbine to produce energy.

Of course, the project is still in the development phase and will eventually cost $750 million, but the Southern California Public Power Authority have already approved EnviroMission as a provider, so progress is being made.

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3 Comments

  1. Tauno Nakuhaka July 25, 2013 at 5:56 am

    This are all great project: and I would like to start one in My Village (NAMIBIA)

  2. senmut October 19, 2012 at 8:48 am

    This solar,…power plant is built the same way how I described, explained Techen Towers from Atlantean times. Look on my web:http://senmut.webs.com/nibirutechen2.gif
    They only copied what about I wrote,..dimensions, proportions,..number of turbins in funnel,..

  3. newengineer January 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    dear Sir/Madam
    In my opinion solar and wind energy are great to certain extent but they are costing the tax payers a fortune and they are only supplying energy amount to a drop in the ocean by the name of low carbon energy, I think the only way we are going to make any effect to the climate is to have a system for every home small and cheap enough and easy to install even if it can generate 2kw.hr daily.
    Watch this space all I am waiting is some help.
    Basil Hanna

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