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Solar Power in the Desert

Old Nov 23rd 2012, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
Most nuclear stations do not have cooling towers like this though.
they are optimised towers, better and further distribution of toxins
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Old Nov 23rd 2012, 4:47 pm
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they are optimised towers, better and further distribution of toxins
I prefer the ones that dump all the shit in rivers. No one can see that.
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Old Nov 26th 2012, 1:59 am
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Old Nov 29th 2012, 12:03 pm
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Interesting post on this thread? What are you trying to do - bump up your post count so you can PM people with interesting offers?
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Old Nov 29th 2012, 1:30 pm
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Without a doubt there is the intention to develop such power sources in the Middle East, however the volumes required to act as an alternative to hydrocarbon sources look far more likely, in the medium term, to be from forthcoming nuclear developments.

The actual location of scale and location of any solar power generation source is another subject altogether. There is the train of thought that centralised solar power sources may not be the way forward; on site close to point of demand sources integrated within any proposed development. At a simplistic level this can be seen on the rooftops of Greek houses heating hot water, at a much more aspirational level you could be talking about photo voltaic facades for high rise residential buildings providing power for, say, lighting to all communal areas or other predictable uses.

These 'local' power generation sources unfortunately rely on developer funding, and even with the best intentions the economics of property development will always result in expenditure levels being equated with expected market selling price and anticipated profit levels. Government buildings or private smaller developments are the most likely sources of this- the investor being the end user therefore the benefits of the additional investment being felt by the investor.

I haven't even started on the economics of silver, one of the key components of photovoltaics, its availability and price.

As I said it's an interesting subject.
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