I just thought I’d give some information as an update to this previous thread.
I heard an interview on ABC radio last night with the head of EnviroMission (the company planning to build the solar tower). He claimed that everything was still on track etc. However, new improvements in technology meant that the whole structure could be scaled down from what was originally intended. Instead of a 1km high tower constructed on an apron 7km in diameter, the tower would now be only 500m high, on an apron 2km in diameter. Even so, it’s expected to generate the same amount of power as was originally announced i.e. sufficient to supply the needs of 200,000 households in the border areas of NSW, VIC and SA where it’s supposedly going to be built.
Of course, nothing has actually been built yet. Watch this space.