Arizona town to get solar wind energy tower

02nd September 2014  To: 02nd September 2014

The small Arizona border town of San Luis will be the site of the first Solar Wind Energy Tower installation in the world.

The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower is the first hybrid solar-wind renewable energy technology in the market. The patented structure is comprised of a tall hollow cylinder with a water injection system near the top and wind tunnels containing turbines near the bottom.

The $1.5 billion project would generate electricity through the use of ambient desert heat that passes through a concrete structure its proponents say would be the tallest in North America.

At 2,250 feet high, the Solar Wind Energy Tower looks similar to the cooling towers seen at nuclear power generating plants….



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