Solar Tower Renewable Energy Alliance of America
by Henry Alfred Goolsbee
TOKYO January 25, 2004 — Solar Tower® RENEWABLE ENERGY ALLIANCE of AMERICA LLC has responded to solicitation for abstracts to be considered for presentation at The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC)2004 scheduled for Aug.28-Sept.2 in Colorado.
SOLAR TOWER RENEWABLE ENERGY ALLIANCE of AMERICA LLC, a US$3.6 Billion Dollar Sustainable Energy Initiative has announced preparations to build a prototype “AELDWOOD® Solar Tower Turbine Cluster® Village” in Japan.
“We have a nice set of papers that span the entire energy chain (from production to storage to end-use) and some excellent analysis papers,” says Catherine E. Grégoire PADRÓ P.E., co-chair of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Topical Area at this years World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) 2004, “but I would like to see some additional papers that specifically address the issues of energy production, access and availability for isolated communities and the developing world. Hydrogen and fuel cells offer unique benefits to these under-served areas, and I would like our session to provide information and new ideas for these energy programs.”
REGISTRATION for “WREC-2004” is here- (http://www.nrel.gov/wrec/registration.html)
The abstract is made available for public review and debate as follows:
Solar Tower® Renewable Energy Alliance of America LLC (The STREAM Coop), and the Solar Tower® Cooperative Investment Alliance’s founder
H.Alfred Gooslbee,(http://solartower.com) responds to the call for submissions and reports as follows:
The Solar Tower® Renewable Energy Alliance of America LLC ( aka The STREAM Coop)
The Ældwood™ Solar Tower® Turbine Cluster Village™ is designed to provide unusually large quantities of hydrogen fuel and/or electricity (for cities the size of Los Angeles or Houston, for example). This sustainable technology is particularly well suited for underdeveloped nations where clean water and food supplies are scarce. Solar Tower®s™ are not highly technical, are easy to build, and very cost effective. The principal byproducts would be: food, medicines, cosmetic and healthcare materials, essential oils and herbs, highly distilled water and oxygen; and all associated activities would create long term employment for hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals.
The proposed construction and implementation occurs in 3 phases essentially:
PHASE 1.) RECYCLING COOP: An unusually large agricultural glasshouse, built from recycled glass, aluminum cans, scrap iron and cement, is designed to accommodate the production of herbs, fruits and vegetables. The glasshouse would be supplied with ocean water by a closed-circuit conduit designed to transport the water to and from the glasshouse under conditions of evenly distributed pressure. Parabolic solar collectors and windmills would be used as pumping devices and deionization units in the early construction and startup phase. Prior to implementation of an agricultural phase, the water would be contained in large evaporation pools housed within the glasshouse. Cooling towers (vertical convection tunnels secondary to the large primary towers) would be built to act as escape portals and to mainstream the warm air as it rises. As the humidity escapes, cooling occurs and the condensation would be collected and channeled back to elevated containment vessels within the towers for subsequent distribution to hydroelectric generators, and for drinking water and irrigation. (The STREAM Coop.)
PHASE 2.) AGRICULTURAL and AQUACULTURAL COOP: Once the water cycles have been well established, an aquaculture cycle becomes feasible and the result would be establishment of new organic farmlands. Large quantities of biomass might then be generated for use as compost, fertilizer and for production of methane, methanol, and also as mulch for reforestation projects in the adjacent areas and surrounds. The glasshouse, built primarily from recycled materials, would be self-sufficient at this stage and therefore the escaping heat and wind would be another byproduct. This byproduct is valuable and may then be sold to an energy coop. (The STCIA Coop.)
PHASE 3.) ENERGY COOP: Once the recycling and agricultural cooperatives were well established and self-sufficient, an energy coop would be formed as a joint venture between the two “parent” coops. Large Solar Tower®s™ would then be built for the purpose of funneling the warm winds escaping the glasshouses. The result would include electricity generation as well as hydrogen fuel production from a clean green electrolysis process. The cost of energy would be negligible in this context, as the escaping winds are largely a byproduct of food production. The entire unit would then merge into a single cooperative, as a “worker owned-and-operated” cooperative venture. (The Ældwood Coop.)
The feasibility and viability of Solar Tower® Turbine Clusters is no longer an issue; the most important question is, “Who will own the Solar Tower®s of the Future?”
Copyright © 2004 H.Alfred Goolsbee, Solar Tower® Global Holdings LLC. The Solar Tower® Renewable Energy Alliance of America LLC ( aka The STREAM Coop) MYSTICAL FOREST FOUNDATION INC. All rights reserved. C/O 25 Greystone Manor, Lewes, Delaware USA
Solar Tower® Turbine Cluster™ Village
(aka~Solar Tower® Village™)
“No energy-generation technology on Earth today can compete with a Solar Tower® Turbine Cluster Village™ for Earth-friendly efficiency, especially when it comes to reversing the present-day destruction of the Natural Environment on a Global Scale.”
The Solar Tower® Village™ lifestyle represents the integration of most, if not all, of the practicable, renewable and appropriate, sustainable technologies known to the modern world. It’s composite, biogenic architecture and engineering addresses the large majority of issues under discussion at this year’s WREC 2004, and it is deserving of a new category all it’s own; as it’s construction and holistic implementation would constitute a new “bio~technomorphic~organism” of global significance. It may be said that it is the single most important technology we know of today, when it comes to reversing global warming. No other marriage of technology and Natural mechanisms can compete with its integrated capabilities.
Due to the diversity-of-application and multidisciplinary nature of a Solar Tower® Turbine Cluster™ Village, this paper, perforce, will exceed the limitations set forth for abstract submissions in this year’s WREC 2004. However, as it addresses numerous topics under discussion, it is offered for review, in extenso, as a categorically-merged document, which attempts to reflect, briefly, the multifarious benefits of an otherwise complex set of sequential and simultaneous process.
A truly worthwhile Sustainable Technology cannot be limited to financial, technological and environmental considerations alone; indeed- renewable, appropriate and genuinely sustainable technologies and practices must express and exhibit a profound respect for the fine art of parenting and mothering, as well as a reverence for the sacred nature of the innocence and naiveté of all our children and the offspring of all creatures, not only of those which we count among the living, but that of the apparently inert as well. We must admit our ignorance and own-up to our shortcomings, despite our academic certificates, professional credentials and impeccable business references; for if these attributes in and of themselves, alone, were enough to guarantee our success as a species, would we be in the conundrum that we find ourselves today? The mere fact that this conference is occurring is sufficient testimony of our shortsightedness. Are we so morally and ethically bankrupt? Will we be able to defragment the myriad scattered environmentalist organizations around the World and bring all our collective resources to bear in one great, united effort? This is our time as a species. This is our moment as a collective organism. This is the time for our “quantum leap,” back into the bosom of our Universal Mother, Nature Herself.
Feasibility and viability of the Solar Tower® Village™ Technology is not the issue here. What is in question is, “Who will own them?” Will they belong to you and me, the people; or will this robust and plentiful new form of energy generation technology belong to a small handful of overlords; the few who seek to deprive the many of what is rightfully ours. Today it may be said, that “it rains on the good and poor alike,” but will the sun shine on our children’s children in the years to come? This remains to be seen.
A Solar Tower® Turbine Cluster Village™ consists primarily of three cooperatives.
1.) A Nationwide Recycling Coop
For collection, processing and transportation of recyclable non-toxic waste.
2.) An Regional Agricultural Coop
A large group of productive glasshouses that would generate organic food and other produce and double as solar collectors.
3.) An Energy Coop
Consumers of hot air generated by the glasshouses (solar collectors).
Phase 1.) Recycling
The Primary Coop (Recycling) would collect recyclable glass, both clear and colored, along with aluminum cans, PET bottles and scrap iron, which would be used for 70% or more of the required construction materials. The provision of these recyclable materials by consumers, as well as the collection fees they would pay to the coop’s collection service providers, would be treated as a contribution towards the purchase of equity shares in the Solar Tower® Renewable Energy Alliance of America (aka~The STREAM Coop™ [in the USA). The STREAM Coop would “buy” the recyclable goods from individuals and companies in exchange for equity shares in the “The STREAM Coop.”
Phase 2.) Glasshouse Organic Food and Pharmaceuticals
An Agricultural Coop (Organically Grown Agricultural Produce) would “buy” the processed recyclable materials from The STREAM Coop for use in the construction of both: a.) a saltwater conduit (made from recycled materials) running in closed circuit loop, from the ocean to a glasshouse and back, b.) The greenhouse produced from recycled glass would be used for food production as well as for production of medicinal and aromatic plants which, in turn would result in the extracts and refined essential oils and alkaloids (for use in both cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications). These agricultural activities would result in organic waste byproducts. The waste would then be useful in the production of alcohols, methane and or methanol, fertilizers and mulch, etc. (Biomass)
Phase 3.) Energy Coop
An Energy Coop (A Series of Centrally Located Tall Convection Towers Amidst the Glasshouses) would “buy” the heated air produced by the greenhouses from the Agricultural Coop as a byproduct of the food, biomass and pharmaceutical production. The Tower would produce electricity from multiple “wind” driven turbines, (TURBINE CLUSTERS) and in turn would convert the 100% clean green electricity into hydrogen fuel for subsequent distribution to the STREAM Coop members and third parties. The towers would also produce distilled water from cooled evaporation collectors within the towers. As the warm air rises, condensation would occur and collectors would return the water to containment units high within the towers. Containment units would be distributed throughout the glasshouses as well for heat absorption. The water tanks would cool during the night thus maintaining a production flow 24 hour a day. In the early morning the cooled water would then be drip fed to the plants for irrigation.
Phase 4.) Peripheral Reforestation
The Residual Water and Biomass would also be available for peripheral Reforestation Projects in the surrounds. The salt water conduit leading from the ocean would consist of a closed circuit looping pipeline so that the water pressure would be constant despite gradual changes in altitude. Parabolic solar collectors would be stationed intermittently as pumping devices, in the event that priming the hydraulic loop should be required from time to time.
Solar Tower® Global Group of Companies
Mr. H.Alfred Goolsbee
For By and On Behalf of
Mystical Forest Foundation Inc. (USA)
A Not-For-Profit Educational & Scholarship Foundation
The AEldwood Foundation Inc (BVI)
(DBA) The Solar Tower® Cooperative Investment Alliance
Solar Tower® Co. Ltd. (HK)
Solar Tower® Global Holdings LLC (USA)
Solar Tower® Pty Ltd (Australia)
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