Oct 4, 2012 - US firm Clean Wind Energy Tower Inc (OTC:CWET) unveiled yesterday an analytical software programme that helps calculate the energy generation capacity of its Downdraft Towers based on the climate in various geographic locations.
Now the company will take the necessary measures to protect its intellectual property related to the software.
The tool has been developed by Clean Wind Energy Tower for over one year and is based on applying existent scientific meteorology data to the Downdraft Tower's variables in order to estimate energy outputs on a daily basis.
The company’s chairman and chief executive Ronald Pickett said that the new tool would allow Clean Wind Energy Tower to rapidly respond to requests from across the world to determine the potential location for a Downdraft Tower, its size and the amount of electricity it can generate.
The Downdraft Tower represents a hollow cylinder with a water spray system at the top. Pumps deliver water to the top of the facility to spray a fine mist across the entire opening. The water evaporates and cools the hot dry air at the top. The cooled air, which is denser and heavier, falls through the cylinder, driving turbines located at the base of the structure to produce electricity.
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