Spacebreeze installations can be located in barren land in the deep interior of deserts or semi-arid zones (for example on the high plateau tops in desert tableland and adjacent valleys/canyons cutting the plateau edges). This ground surface of our “inverted greenhouse” needs to be thermally separated from the ambient, hot open air masses above and protected from the regional wind field by our patent-pending cheap, elastic, spectrally selective cover. This three-dimensional, cellular, expandable cover, called “terrain cool roof”, designed by us, can reflect back the whole direct solar irradiance but easily transmit far-infrared thermal radiation, emitted by the ground. Infrared radiation is conducted directly into the outer space, through dry, cloudless, transparent air column, so called “atmospheric window”. Denser and relatively more humid air, chilled by contact with radiative-cooled ground, descends downslope to the adjacent lowlands or valley bottom. This “semi-artificial” air movements form 24 hour drainage katabatic wind/ mountain breeze. It is permanent, localized and intense sort of nocturnal breeze, familiar meteorological phenomenon, actually can more resemble strong Antarctic permanent katabatic winds, possessing very high potential to energy production
Cooler air masses are drained out, funneled and canalized by inclined, slope–support wind tunnel (or tunnels), terminating with turbines. It is a kind of inverted the updraft “solar mountain”, concept by Raphael Menard (IOSIS GROUP/ELIOTH DPT). Our power station can both work independently and as a segment of complementary double system (aerodynamic analog of tidal power station). We call it “EOL BREATH”. It can work in a day/night reversible cycle as a tandem with the “solar mountain” installation, which has a common inclined air tube system.
By using terrain-scale radiative cooling we can produce clean energy, fresh water as by–product, and extensive, free central air conditioning for new, anthropogenic oasis, founded at the outlet of cold and humid air ducts. What’s more, in opposition to the present updraft “solar tower” energy solution, the side effect of our “space breeze” operations will be cooling the whole planet due to the average Earth albedo growing. This geoengineering system is very light, dust storm and earthquake resistant, non-invasive, non-toxic, waste-less, easy to install, repair and remove.
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