Personnal Contributions of Renaud de_Richterthis page of the website http://www.solar-tower.org.uk/ is still under construction.
Document PDF of 2Mo
PowerPoint Presentation PPS of 4.6Mo
artist view of several Solar Chimneys
Proposal of a new type of vertical axis wind turbine for urban use valuing both wind and heat (diagram by Jean-Luc Igual).
One of the main obstacles to the idea of placing wind turbines on the top of unused water towers is the competition of mobile phones antena stations that squat them as well as the rooftop of many tall buildings inside cities. Another potential problem is the space required for the greenhouse to sufficiently heat the air in order to have enough power to turn the turbine (problem of torque).
A business opportunity is to use the plastic all around for advertising ...
this page of the website http://www.solar-tower.org.uk/ is still under construction.