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How Cyclone Towers Work

The Solar Cyclone Tower comprises a 5km radius greenhouse, with a 1200m tower in the centre.

  • 32 turbines are arrayed around the base. Each is rated at 10MW, and
  • The SCT Tower will not only allow heated air to rise but also to extract vast amounts of fresh water.

The updraft itself is expected to exceed 30m/second. The energy in the air over a year exceeds 26 billion MJ, equivalent to 848MW average energy.

How it Works