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phil rimmer

"Sadly, solar doesn't work well for high rises because of the low useful surface area to volume ratio. A good vertical helical wind turbine on the top would probably produce a lot more power."

What if all that surface area on a high rise could be harvested and combined with the technology read about above. read this:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/11/2300932.htm

Windows that can harvest sunlight. Highrise would maybe get enough to power itself. Plus surplus for sale.
The answer will be congruence of technologies. Not a single innovation. Right place the right time and the right technology will = big $$$. We all win.

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 21:29:00 UTC | #211653