Greentech Lead America: Clean Wind Energy Tower, has
selected a site in San Luis, Arizona, to construct its green renewable energy
downdraft tower facility.
The tower has the capability of being operated with no
carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or residual waste. This technology will
generate clean, cost effective and efficient electrical power without the
damaging effects caused by using fossil or nuclear fuels, and other
conventional power sources.
The San Luis location incorporates plans for two
downdraft towers and a component parts assembly plant. The company anticipates
that each downdraft tower could generate enough electricity to power up to
1,600,000 homes using the guidelines set forth in the California Statewide
Residential Appliance Saturation Study, 2004.
As an independent power producer of clean renewable
energy, the company will not be selling power directly to consumers but rather
to the grid.
San Luis is an ideal location for Clean Wind Energy to
build its first alternative energy facility because this region of the
southwest United States provides the proper weather profiles, proximity to the
power grid, and other ingredients beneficial to the operation of a Downdraft
“The project will bring significant employment
opportunities and economic stimulus to San Luis and a number of U.S.
industries. We anticipate that during the Downdraft Tower’s construction phase,
2,500 construction and transportation jobs and 1,000 manufacturing jobs will be
created. Once placed in service, each Tower should generate 1,000 permanent
jobs,” said Ronald W. Pickett, president and chief executive officer.
In February 2012, Clean Wind Energy Tower applied to the
United States Department of the Interior for permission to lease a parcel of
property located in San Luis, Arizona, suitable for the development and
construction of our first downdraft tower.
The company also applied to the Bureau of Reclamation for
a temporary use permit to enable access to the site to evaluate a variety of
issues including zoning, performing a preliminary geological survey and a
general site evaluation along with other environmental assessments.