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Solar Chimney anyone? Answered

Hi, I have seen so many solar instructables, but none on Solar Chimney. I am not a good DIYer so I have no idea which materials to use and how.

I don't know If I myself will do this or not, but I thought the great DIYers on this site might find it a great funand usefull project. So I post it here in the forum.

Happy DIYing! :-)

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vtbeachldy
vtbeachldy

10 years ago

I thought the whole thing was terrific and I think buildable on a local scale. (The one in Spain was gynormous.) Why not attached to a geodesic dome? Anyone have ideas on where to get smallish turbines?

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SolarFlower_org
SolarFlower_org

10 years ago

Don't they need to be about a kilometer tall?

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aeromancy
aeromancy

11 years ago

 I wonder if it would be possible to make it on a smaller scale....

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kamathln
kamathln

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah. Like just a small metallic chimney from the ventilation, heated by a solar concentrator that keeps the air circulating. I was wondering that too.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Dang - I have this very idea on my to-do list.

It's been there for over a year.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

It's been in the back refrigerator of my mind long enough to grow mold,I've never gone anywhere because of three factors, local climate,THE WIFE, code enforcement.

~sigh~ Francis Bacon was right, mmmMMH  Bacon.


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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 11 years ago

What did Francis Bacon say about this?
Besides "Eat me, I'm scrumptious!"

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

"A man who hath wife and children gives hostage to fortune".

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 11 years ago

Are you sure that wasn't just in a fortune cookie he had?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

My main restrriction is the shed - I'm afraid that it will fall down ifI drill large holes in the side.

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RedneckEngineer
RedneckEngineer

Reply 11 years ago

Well that would be a good excuse to do a ible on makeing a newshed.  Look on the bright side of life :)