ohzee wrote:Wow that looks pretty wicked.. never even realized something like that was possible much less profitable..
Wonder how many years it takes to recoup the investment ? Gonna read now hopefully I find out
thanks for sharing.
Financial modelling projects that the tower will pay off its purchase price in just 11 years - and the engineering team are shooting for a structure that will stand for 80 years or more.
TylerDurden wrote:... stalled.
According to Betz's law, no turbine can capture more than 59.3 percent of the kinetic energy in wind.
The theoretical maximum efficiency of any heat engine depends only on the temperatures it operates between.
REdiculous wrote:Maybe these simple towers are the way to go. Seems pretty big though...it's gonna sway like a mofo...
That gets tricky...dogman wrote:It's a bitchin idea, especially the way you can multi purpose the greenhouse that heats the air to grow tomatoes.
I used to fantasize about something similar, but rising to 10,000 feet. The idea was to chimney suck urban pollution out of a city. I was thinking huge black mylar tubes supported by an aerostat.
Kingfish wrote:Beverly Hillbillies: That was a scheme hatched by a scammer to con Jed Clampett out of millions; the plan was to build one or two giant tunnels through the San Bernardino Mountains to suck away the LA smog.
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