Company proposes second power tower for Mexico

Solar Wind Energy rendering
Solar Wind Energy rendering

By Cesar Neyoy | Bajo El Sol

A Maryland company that wants to build a wind tower more than 2,000 feet tall in San Luis, Ariz., to create electricity is now proposing a similar project across the border.

Ronald Pickett, president of Solar Wind Energy Tower, said the firm proposes to build the tower on a 1,250-acre on the east side of San Luis Rio Colorado and generate electricity for sale to Mexico’s state-owned electricity utility.

Like the proposed tower in San Luis, Ariz., the tower would use water to cool hot and dry air, causing it to fall through its shaft in a powerful downdraft that would drive turbines, which, in turn, would generate the electricity.

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