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Mongolia bids to keep city cool with 'ice shield' experiment | Environment |
Being an artificial iceberg, this will naturally screw up the local river hydrology due to the melt temperature, but if you aren't normally expecting to fish from the river, and it doesn't need to be navigable, this seems like a viable alternative to other winter thermal storage techniques.
mongolia  geoengineering  experiment  winter  thermal  store  storage  ice  artificial  iceberg  glacier  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
China's first solar chimney plant starts operating in desert
Wow, China is operating one of the few currently active solar updraft towers in existence! Getting modern operational experience? Using local sand as the heat absorbing medium, and having acutating shutters/doors on the collector periphery to use local wind flow to augment the heat rise flow are good tricks.
china  mongolia  solar  updraft  tower  chimney  wind  turbine  power  generator  green  energy  Delicious 
october 2011 by asteroza

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