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Old 07-21-2008, 03:20 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Darth_Yuthura
Solar thermal chimneys are rarely known, but they may be the best means of builind solar thermal plants on a huge scale. They even could generate power at night because the ground would retain a significant amount of heat. Solar thermal chimneys are quite simple: a 2000 foot chimney in the center of an area covered by a canopy would produce a wind current through the chimney.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea to create constant air streams and stir up winds which are not there naturally.

Actually, I am pretty sure it is a bad idea.


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