Solar Updraft Tower
QA-UK is developing the plans for a Solar Updraft Tower for a remote GCC desert site.
In principle, this structure could generate:
- 300MW power, with base-load capability;
- 90bn kg pure water per year;
- Crops from hydroponics;
- A colocated biofuel capability.
QA-UK is in preliminary discussions with the respective authorities for this programme and is undertaking feasibility studies.
The SUT appears to be the most cost-effective solution in the location we are considering for power generation. The water, crops and fuel are added bonuses.