Arup joins huge updraught project

Australia's EnviroMission has brought in international engineering outfit Arup to begin development of a huge 400MW solar updraught tower project in Arizona.

BRISTOL: EnviroMission's Solar Tower development will use a revolutionary updraught concept developed by Jörg Schlaich and Rudolf Bergermann at German consultancy Schlaich Bergermann and Partner (SBP). The idea was pioneered as an experimental 50kW model 30 years ago in Spain.

"EnviroMission's aim to develop Solar Tower technology from concept to commercial reality has always been maintained in the knowledge that only the highest level of engineering support capabilities could achieve this strategic intent," says Arup project spokesman Ken Stickland.

Solar updraught towers are made up of three basic components: a vast, Log in to read complete article.

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