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Massive Solar Tower to Become the World's Second-Tallest Building


Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, Solar Energy, scientists, study, technology )

Frans
- 232 days ago - industrytap.com
EnviroMission's Arizona Solar Tower Project is a breakthrough in the renewable energy field. With the capacity to generate 200MW power, enough to power 150,000 US homes, it will capture worldwide attention. The best part about this project is that ...



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Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 3:53 am
Interesting, I wonder how the $750 million price tag it still has a payback period of just 11 years for a structure that's designed to last some 80 years. But I see it still the same problem with transmission lines.
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:21 am
The glory should be working for common benefits and future instead of being spectacular
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:34 am
Wow.. that's quite something.
 

David F. (14)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 9:16 am
Hmmm. Cute computer grafix....

> generate 200MW power
constantly or up-to, i.e. "peak" ; if peak, (expected/projeted)capacity factor=? Any comparable plants aready in operation, to compare with or is the output just a guess / producer'c claim ?

> If we compare..
.. is pretty vague

> twice as high as the Empire State Building ..
.. built from what? material?
> two miles wide..
.. how many tons (or is it Megatons) needed ?
> ""highly sustainable""
O praise, o glory

 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 12:47 pm
noted, thanks
 

Oumar R (3)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 3:52 pm
It is very necessary for projects like this to be reality. We need to make sure constructions like this are studied so improvements can further the cause.
 
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