Like this, but in the sand
In this case, literally, it’s a lot of hot air. The solar industry has been taking a beating lately, and lest we forget the value of solar energy and what it can do, we thought we’d bring you this little story about solar energy being used to generate clean energy. Now, Adair Solar Company in Mesa can’t install a 2,600 foot solar tower on your home, but as you read on, think to scale!
Okay, so the idea is to build a giant tower, and right here in Arizona! Of course that makes all the sense in the world, but it still excites the heck out of us! According to Daily Tech, here’s the gist on how this baby will work:
“The tower, which would be the second tallest building in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper, will be placed in the Arizona desert. It works by creating solar-thermal power from the sun and the wind, where the sun heats up air underneath a translucent covering around the tower. The air is then heated to 194 degrees Fahrenheit, and makes its way into the tower to spin the turbines and rises — the taller the tower, the stronger the flow of air.”
Kinda makes you wish we could build a tower all the way out to the stratosphere, right? It’s great news from the mind of amazing innovator Roger Davey. According to the plans, this tower will last longer than the average solar array an use no water–if that doesn’t blow your mind, check this out: Davey says the tower requires no support and can be built entirely of cement, create enough solar power to keep 100,000 homes going, and will create nearly 2,000 jobs.
If this pans out the way it’s set to, please pray for a repeat! Daily Tech notes there are plans to make towers like these all over the world. Amen!
Saving money using rooftop solar panels in Arizona is nothing new and Adair Solar Company in Mesa has been at it for 35 years. If you’re interested in lowering your monthly utilities bills and going green, call us today: (480) 827-1162.