January 12, 2010

Updraft Towers Planned in Arizona

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The Aussie based EnviroMission will be erecting two solar updraft towers in La Paz County, Arizona, that will produce 200 megawatts of power. The structures use the greenhouse effect and thermal convection to drive turbines that produce energy. The idea has been kicking around since the 80's and the company had planned to erect one in New South Wales but ran out of funds. We are pleased that someone had the $750 million it will take to build the 2,400 ft. tall towers.

Via EnviroMission

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 12, 2010 9:10 AM
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