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Looks like there might be a Solar Tower coming to the US after all. All those plans I made for keeping myself in grits and groceries for a Post-Peak Oil world might not be necessary.

An Australian company and its American counterpart are scouring the Southwest for a site to build a mammoth, multimillion-dollar solar tower project aimed at using hot air to produce emission-free electricity that could supply about 200,000 homes.

El Paso is among areas being looked at, along with sites in other parts of West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California, said Roger Davey, executive chairman and CEO of EnviroMission Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia.

A decision on a site in the United States is “months away, not years away,” Davey said.

Thanks to Jesse at In Search of Telford for the heads up.

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