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Solar power tower

  1. Feb 3, 2004 #1
    Looks like it is getting closer to being built.
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2004 #2

    russ_watters

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    Did you read THIS thread on the subject? I'm completely convinced the company is a scam.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2004 #3
    The smaller versions of this tower in Spain function quite fine.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2004 #4

    russ_watters

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    I didn't say it couldn't work, I just said that company isn't going to build a 1km tower in Australia.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2004 #5
    I should also mention that NASA's huge report into the possibility of a space elevator suggested (if I recall correctly) that we could do it today, with out materials and methods, if someone could pay for it.
     
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