Those are some bold claims to say the least, but it definitely sounds a lot less drastic and risky as the solution proposed by environmental scientist David Keith.
Researchers from the Israel Institute of Science say they’ve been working on the concept since 1983 and works on the basic principle of convection: hot air rises and cold air falls. The 3,000-foot tall tower, with a diameter of 1200 feet, would take advantage of the heavy falling weight of cold air. You can read more about it at Investors Spot.
While the researchers are confident in their technology, they’re still waiting for investors to finance the project before taking the next steps, including building a prototype.
There’s also been other exciting and bold claims in the realm of low-cost, environmental friendly energy, which haven’t come to fruition yet. Steorn’s Orbo, which has been making claims to have a invented technology that “produces free, clean and constant energy. It can be applied to power products ranging from portable music players to cars”. since early last year. They were scheduled to demonstrate their technology live and on the web earlier this year, but it ended a big balls up, claiming that “excessive heat from the lighting in the main display area” caused technical difficulties and the demo had to be called “until further notice.”
With many bright minds working on solutions to combat the problem of clean, environmental-friendly energy and global warming. Let’s hope that someone comes up with the feasible and working solution soon. It seems only a matter of time, but how much time?
Maybe we should create an open-source solution, Open-Source Energy 🙂