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A Floating Solar Island for the UAE


Here in America we've got several vast deserts that are perfect for installing gigantic solar thermal power plants. But not every country has so much free space. At the end of the canadian pharmacy cialis prescription day, most of the sun's light hits the oceans, because most of the Earth is ocean, but the United Arab Emirates has just contracted with a Swiss firm, CSEM, to purchase a floating solar island.

The island, which will basically float on a ring-shaped raft, was conceptualized a while ago by CSEM, but until now they haven't found any buyers. The prototype being comissioned by the UAE will first be tested in a nearby desert before the concept is moved onto the levitra by mail ocean.

It's one-tenth the size of the concept pictured above, only costing $5M and about 100 meters wide with a peak power generation of roughly 1 megawatt. The plant will produce energy by concentrating solar power onto pipes containing water. The water will boil, and be used to spin turbines. Once shipped off-shore, the islands could be used to convert seawater to hydrogen, allowing them to be autonomous and http://www.hitlabnz.org/5-mg-levitra untethered to the shore. They hydrogen could be picked up by barges, instead of having to buy cialis transport the electricity to shore via a physical connection.

This pilot project is being designed mostly to test the feasibility of the solar islands; CSEM says that the islands so far look like they will be cost-effective as long as they are deployed in areas with more than 350 days of info levitra sunlight that are near the equator. That's a lot of sunlight, but the area of the coast of the UAE fits the bill. Of course, it's also necessary for the structures to be able to survive a serious storm either by motoring to shore to avoid it, or being resilient enough to levitra tadalafil live through it.

In any case, I'm pretty excited about the prospects of harnessing the viagra doses seemingly limitless bounty of the sun hitting the ocean's surface.

Via CSEM Press Release, and Good Clean Tech
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written by Joel, September 20, 2007
Hydrogen isn't the easiest thing to ship by barge. Perhaps some kind of hydrogen-eating microbe could be used to turn the electricity into something organic, like methane?

Perhaps a better idea would be using it to desalinate water. Fresh water will float in seawater without much support, and there's lots of professional cialis demand for it in that area, to the point that significant energy is being used.

A steam-driven reverse osmosis machine could be built fairly simply, especially if it can operate a few meters or tens of meters below the ocean's surface: fill the chamber with steam to drive the water into a holding tank, then let the steam condense to draw water through the viagra overnight mail membranes.
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Ice
written by Joel, September 20, 2007
Better yet, use a thermally-driven, absorption-type refrigerator to make ice. The heat could be rejected into cool water beneath the surface.
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if we erect a structure 1000m wide
written by weee, September 20, 2007
on land; we can see the effect on the land underneath it but on water it will be far more difficult to cheapest prices on cialis measure the effect.
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written by net97surferx, September 20, 2007
Gigantic structures are required to 'let' energy producers sell / make a profit. If the mindset would change to 'individual' and 'small neighborhood generation -- there is technology already 'on the shelf' which can be put in place immediately. Perhaps... just to keep the moguls happy, they can charge for installation and then monthly leasing of equipment --- most works with no failures so they rake in plenty of cash against the few repair calls they would have to make.

20-30 years ago, isolated villages in Africa were being given solar 'dishes' which would focus on a black sphere containing 'pipes with gas' (much like refrigerator coolant) that would be flashed into 'steam' and run a small turbine generator which powered their whole village. Toss in some battery storage for overnight use and ... someone could do a lot with that $5Million installing units like this in 'sunny' countries.
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Where does the where to find levitra salt go?
written by Ganesh, September 20, 2007
So, what happens with all the salty sludge that gets spit out after turning the water to hydrogen and oxygen? Won't it just sink and pool on the ocean floor? That doesn't sound healthy. Why do we need to turn clean solar energy into something so complicated and messy? :'(
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What is the advantage of floating over a
written by David, September 20, 2007
Is land in UAE all expensive? Surely it would be cheaper to buy viagra generic locate on a desert if there was one in the are?
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The salt is no problem
written by Barclay, September 20, 2007
When the water is electrolyzed, the salt will just dissolve back into the sea, and the viagra generic uk local sea around the array will be 0.000000001% saltier. The motion of the water will distribute that around. There are much bigger concerns, engineering wise, with this than the salt.
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Where does the SALT go!!
written by VaPooRise, September 20, 2007
You know, I have to agree with this guy, I don't want to panic anyone, but imagine a force on this scale, purifying water vapor out of the ocean!

Now imagine some psycho using solar power to extract fresh water vapor FROM ALL OF THE WORLDS OCEANS!

Then imagine, some flying vehicle in the sky, that can transport this water vapor OVER LAND, near our vulnerable cities and mountains, and SUDDENLY transform all that water vapor into SOLID LIQUID WATER.

It will be like a billion bullets of good choice viagra online usa water hitting us, making out streets wet, shutting down tourism and how to get cialis no prescrip tion recreational activities. We will be slaves to this eco-terrorism!

I propose a new bill called GREENPEACE that will abolish all forms of water vapor transfer, and use tax dollars to create rain seeding technology that will keep this new terrorist force out of our nation, and the water bullets over the sea where they belong.

We can then keep buying water in plastic bottles from the French.

Oh wait. Clouds. PWNED!!!!!

Lol. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Cool
written by www.iwannamakemoneyonline.com, September 20, 2007
Cool! They should make 1000s of these and set them loose in the oceans. That'd call for good times!!! And plus, it would make things really exciting and challenging for cruise ships, boats, etc.

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written by Anon, September 20, 2007
It doesn't look very stormworthy. Its... big. And flat. And inflexible. It would snap like a cracker.
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written by Scott Duncan, September 20, 2007
Cool thing, very nice
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storms not the problem and could be a be
written by p2, September 22, 2007
why do you think so 20th century, deewd? first off you could break the thing into linkable units that could drive themselves around after dispersing, you might see a discovery channel show about cranes and movable pads that are used to move giant structures intact like buildings etc. they have six sides and link together and have 360 steering with gps control to the hundreth.
you could even reconfigure it so that it used the buy discount levitra storms to generate by harnessing the increased wave action and viagra cheap wind. the classic deathmatch is between oil and free stuff. the wind drove us around the world for free for years called "sailing" and now we are trying to recommended site viagra pharmacy start a new 'free' power, but if you pay more to create a kilowatt with anything more expensive than sucking oil out of the ground then youre going to go bust. funny you mention the evian (naive, spelled backwards..)bottles because the only thing that is intangible is created demand through changes of taste i,e. the rich like the uae can afford to play with million dollar projects and are prey to trends that involve risking large sums of money. if enough prius drivers from the suburbs get their money out change the taste then maybe its all going to rock.
while we pay extra for sunpower, the developing world will be burning as much oil as they possibly can at a third of our cost or less.
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Evironmental Impact?
written by Sean & Michelle Crosetti, September 25, 2007
Umm.... What happens to all the aquatic life needing the solar energy under the floating island? It is not like the plankton can swim out from under the structure. Not to sound like an extremist, but there are areas of the ocean which are "dead zones" already, I think there needs to cialis cancdian dugs be a tad bit more research on this....
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MADE OF AWESOME
written by Lynn, September 28, 2007
Cool! I'm writing a current event and I think that I'll use this article. It's jokes!
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written by Mangalore Subash, October 07, 2007
IT is good to go in the direction of energy harvesting from sun and if it should be funded by money thats responsible for climate today,whats the order tramadol next day shipping harm.Technology can tame the problems associated with the concept.
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written by Mangalore Subash, October 07, 2007
Initial test of revistaneon.net the system will be done in the desert indeed.
If it should be succesful ,it can be used even in space constrained countries for power/water genration.
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Do it, just do it! C'mon... do it!
written by CL, February 18, 2008
Sounds good to me. Improve the efficiency, decrease the material costs while making the whole thing flexible and storm proof. Make them as big as storm waves will allow them to be. Tether 100's of em off of every sunny coastline and voila. Plenty of cheap energy, no land used and http://www.celebratinglife.org/soft-cialis-tablets fresh water by-product. Oh, and bye bye Arabs...
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Hmmmmmm
written by WW, May 17, 2008
"bye bye Arabs?" Do you know who the UAE is? United Arab Emirates? This system uses concentrated solar energy which uses either many mirrors to focus light to a small spot, or a trough kept perpendicular to the sun. This tracking would require a stable, fixed platform to operate. It will probably work great as a test in the desert, then fail miserably in the ocean. Have you seen what salt water does to metal? The UAE has deserts, its just all the people live along the buy tramadol online aramex coast.
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Why complicate things further??!!
written by Priscilla Samuel, January 16, 2009
I dont think that land is a scarcity in the UAE what with its vast deserts and all. Why cant the solar structure be built to purchasing 50 mg viagra on line function on land (and deserts do get vast amounts of sunlight) instead of at sea? That way the aquatic life is not disturbed, water is not condensed into vapours and the resource we have not touched is left safely intact. PARDON ME but do we want to abuse our oceans and end up in the same headache we are in already with fossil fuels or the lack thereof?

Yes I do understand that some may argue that the desert land will be used for more innovative buildings in the future. But these so called innovations that we have already created have greatly aided in bringing us to an eco brink. So why dont we stop paying for these so called innovative devastations and atleast start steering ourselves towards sustaining ourselves with what we've got left!
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written by club penguin, May 18, 2009
Improve the efficiency, decrease the material costs while making the whole thing flexible and storm proof. Make them as big as storm waves will allow them to be. Tether 100's of em off of every sunny coastline and voila. Plenty of cheap energy, no land used and fresh water by-product.
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written by John, June 28, 2009
I live in the UAE and also in the solar industry, the difficulty we face in the region is the dust and sand storms. The answer might be to use the desert, however after a single dust storm the collectors need to be cleaned and parabolic collectors / trough just seem to collect the sand. Already they are working on a parabolic steam turbine system in Abu dhabi for the Masda city however many of us question the wow look it cheap canadian pharmacy cleaning of the large mirrors. The present idea is to use a cleaning lorry which drives down the collector fields spraying water when the mirrors are angled, but we can see a number of problems with this, firstly the mirror will be damaged over time with the sand (Not to mention the tracking systems) and secondly the amount of viagra cost in canada water being used. Already there are water problems and online cialis canada when you literely have to clean miles of collectors with desal water there has to be recuring problems.
I know the area planned for the floating islands near the Streights of Hormuz, this area can certainly become rough, so they will not only face structure issues but also the harsh salt water conditions.
Keep it simple and use flat plate tinox collectors to produce hot water which in turn can run adsorption chillers for cooling.
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written by sohbet, January 06, 2010
A key problem though is that the Washington-based IMF is widely perceived as biased. A member of one of the world's biggest think tanks has reported that economic initiatitives, such as this, would not be possible until the brand viagra United States is ready to stop using the IMF as an instrument of it's great! discount cialis U.S. policy.
Its actions are less than even-handed was how the Fund's Internal Audit put it - quite a criticism of this key UN agency. Incidentally the Internal Audit section was created primarily because of complaints about the IMF from many quarters over the years.
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Ships
written by me, January 17, 2010
how will the ships see these islands wot happens if they crash into it? will it have lights built into it?
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written by Almanya Sohbet, February 07, 2010
A key problem though is that the Washington-based IMF is widely perceived as biased. A member of one of the world's biggest think tanks has reported that economic initiatitives, such as this, would not be possible until the United States is ready to stop using the IMF as an instrument of U.S. policy.
Its actions are less than even-handed was how the Fund's Internal Audit put it - quite a criticism of this key UN agency. Incidentally the Internal Audit section was created primarily because of complaints about the IMF from many quarters over the years.
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written by save fuel, August 19, 2010
It's one-tenth the size of the concept pictured above, only costing $5M and about 100 meters wide with a peak power generation of roughly 1 megawatt. The plant will produce energy by concentrating solar power onto pipes containing water.
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WOW!
written by stretch mark removal, November 25, 2010
It really is amazing! They got their power through this island. I do want to have this kind of energy generator to our country. Sadly though the government is not after this. They want hydroelectric power plants. But I think solar panels are a great way to generate power.
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written by remove moles, December 19, 2010
All countries who has power problems should have this. An eco-friendly alternative that generates power. A needed one indeed.
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written by Andrew Garfield, March 30, 2012
This pilot project is being designed mostly to test the feasibility of the solar islands; CSEM says that the islands so far look like they will be cost-effective as long as they are deployed in areas with more than 350 days of sunlight that are near the equator. That's a lot of sunlight, but the area of the coast of the UAE fits the bill. Of course, it's also necessary for the structures to be able to survive a serious storm either by motoring to shore to avoid it, or being resilient enough to live through it.
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