- Published: 25 April 2014 25 April 2014
Solar Wind Energy Tower has announced that the company has made a final site selection within the city of San Luis, Arizona for the development of its first project in the USA.
The San Luis site was selected in part by utilising their proprietary software which can accurately calculate and predict energy production 24/7 given local weather data. By feeding the weather data into the program, the outcome dictates the optimum size of the tower's dimensions as well as its financial performance. Now that a final site has been selected, they can focus efforts on securing the appropriate development partner and engineers to bring the tower project to life. Under the most recent design specifications, the first San Luis Tower has a design capacity on an hourly basis, of up to 1,250 megawatt hours, gross. Due to lower capacities during winter days, the average hourly output per day for sale to the grid for the entire year is approximately 435 megawatt hours.