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SOLAR TOWER: THE TALLEST BUILDING IN EUROPE

SOLAR TOWER THE TALLEST BUILDING IN EUROPE

There are several ways that echo the news is made. Finally confirmed the news of the construction of the Solar Tower in Ciudad Real. This structure will measure 750 meters (almost twice the height of the missing Twin Towers in New York). You can generate clean electricity for about 25 thousand families.

SOLAR TOWER: THE TALLEST BUILDING IN EUROPE

The Solar Tower in an invention designed to generate electricity from its solar thermal system. Its construction was planned to start in 2007 and finish in 2010, but 2014 is not yet known for sure whether its construction will be completed.

Once built contribute a lot to the community and the region. It occupies an area of 350 hectares, and would employ hundreds of people, at least about 500 direct and permanent jobs. It is believed to cost about 240 million euros to build. It will produce enough power for around 25,000 families.

HOW SOLAR TOWER FUENTE EL FRESNO

At the base of the tower we find a large glass surface of 3 km in diameter adapted to heat the air to rise by 750 meters from the Tower so that produce electrical energy to move turbines that are high in tower.

The numbers of this unique information infrastructure are amazing On one side is a type of renewable solar energy that produces 40 MW per year (supply for some 120 thousand people), the other will employ thousands of people.

Solar tower

As for the environmental impact will be able to reduce annual emissions by 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of 140,000 barrels of oil burning.

Although existing buildings and in Australia and Saudi Arabia, which will be built in Spain will be the only in the European Union. There are other such Torres lots in Spain, although not as ambitious or unnatural as that of Fuente el Fresno. It is the de Manzanares, Ciudad Real, which has about 195 meters, but was demolished in 1989 during a terrible storm. Similar projects exist in Australia and Saudi Arabia.

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