Clean Wind Energy, a renewable energy company, has chosen a site in the United States to construct its first Downdraft Tower, a green renewable energy facility.
The facility will be located in San Luis, Arizona and will produce clean electricity in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It eliminates residual waste, fuel usage and carbon footprint. In addition, the Downdraft Tower prevents the damaging effects generated by conventional power sources such as nuclear or fossil fuels.
Clean Wind Energy has planned to build two Downdraft Tower alternative energy facilities as well as a component parts assembly facility at the San Luis site. The company expects that each tower can produce sufficient electricity to power nearly 1,600,000 residences. The renewable energy company will sell the generated electricity to the grid.
In February 2012, the company had submitted an application to the United States Department of the Interior to lease a property in San Luis, Arizona that is ideal for the Downdraft Tower project. In addition, Clean Wind Energy has applied and received notification from the Bureau of Reclamation to carry out zoning and site evaluation processes. Now, it has submitted a proposal to the City of San Luis, Planning and Zoning Commission to construct two Downdraft Towers and an assembly plant at the San Luis location.
San Luis has been selected to establish the first renewable energy facility, as the region offers appropriate weather conditions and is close to the power grid and other ingredients that can prove advantageous for the Downdraft Tower operation, stated Ronald W. Pickett, President and CEO of Clean Wind Energy. Pickett further added that in addition to offering clean alternative energy, the project will produce considerable employment opportunities and serve as an economic stimulus to the region and several US sectors.