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Posted by Trygve Lillefosse on June 28, 2007, 9:12 am
On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:56:36 -0700, paulifatguts

Sounds realy expensive compared to the output.

A better (also expensive) solution would be to make a tunnel trough a
mountain, and place turbines inside the tunnel. If the tunnel is not
to long and expensive, and placed at a good spot, it may even be

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AKA - Malawi, The Fisher King

Posted by Anthony Matonak on June 28, 2007, 10:47 am
Trygve Lillefosse wrote:

Apparently mountains block winds and they cause water to fall out
as rain on one side while the other side gets very little rain.
Wouldn't it be better to simply remove the mountain(s) and let the
rain fall over a larger area? This would allow farming in lands that
are now desert and wind turbines could be placed over a larger area.


Posted by Trygve Lillefosse on June 28, 2007, 7:38 pm
 On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 03:47:11 -0700, Anthony Matonak

That is why you gan get a lot of draft in a tunnel.

That would be a project of quite a diffrent magnitude...
But then again, at the right height, tunnels like theese would
probarbly let trough a lot of skies/fog if placed high enough.:-)

Dont know if the humidity would lower the effect of the wind-turbines

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Posted by marchenchuches on July 3, 2007, 7:04 am

This concept is very old,.
Research has been conducted in the 50's and the results presented at a
symposium on solar energy in 1956, at Chamonix (France) if my memory is
still acceptable.

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