24 Jul '11, 1pm

Coming to Arizona: The EnviroMission Solar Tower - A desert is seemingly a place where the sun receives the largest

Coming to Arizona: The EnviroMission Solar Tower - A desert is seemingly a place where the sun receives the largest

Coming to how the entire system is going to function, the concept at work is simple, yet very novel. Arizona being a desert, always receives a bountiful solar resource that keeps the air temperature as high as 40 degrees Celsius. The idea is to create a greenhouse at the base of the tower, so that the temperature at the ground level can be raised to 80 – 90 degrees. As we all know hot air rises up making space for a cooler gush, the heated air at the bottom of the tower would rise up. Turbines would be integrated into the system such that when the hot air makes its upward move, it rotates the turbines and electricity is generated. The tower is planned so tall because of the fact that the higher the hot air is pushed, the greater would be the temperature gradient between the layers of air, and subsequently, more energy would be generated.

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