Wednesday, March 21, 2007

SolarMission Solar Tower Video

SolarMission Technologies (OTC: EVOMY.PK, ASX: EVM.AX) and its Australian subsidiary, EnviroMission Limited produced this 5 minute video about its early pilot plant in Spain. It is an older video (2000) but gives a basic understanding of the solar tower concept. The designs have changed and technologies added, but it gives an introduction to the solar tower concept.
I don't know how the economics of this work out (and whether it is competitive with PV and other solar technologies), but I was amazed to find out that it allows plants and grasses to grow beneath it in what was before a barren desert.

via Energy Blog via TreeHugger

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