Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc.

By Ronald Pickett

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Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. has, designed, engineered, developed and is preparing to construct large “Solar Wind Downdraft Towers” that use benevolent, non-toxic natural elements to generate electricity economically by integrating and synthesizing numerous proven as well as emerging technologies.


Short description of your technology

INNOVATIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower is a tall hollow cylinder with a water spray system near the top. Pumps deliver water to the Tower’s spray system where a fine mist is cast across the entire opening. The water introduced by the spray system evaporates and is absorbed by the hot dry air which has been heated by the solar rays of the sun. The air becomes cooler, denser and heavier than the outside warmer air and falls through the cylinder at speeds up to and in excess of 50 mph and is diverted into wind tunnels surrounding the base of the Tower where turbines inside the tunnels power generators to produce electricity. In geographic areas where atmospheric conditions are conducive, the exterior of the Solar Wind Downdraft Tower may be constructed with vertical “wind vanes” that capture the prevailing wind and channel it to produce supplemental electrical power. This dual renewable energy resource enhances the capability and productivity of the Solar Wind system. A BOLD NEW ENERGY SOLUTION The United States and other nations are aggressively pursuing energy independence with clean, sustainable energy solutions. Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. offers a bold new approach to overcome the current limitations of other known alternative energy sources. The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower combines dry air heated by the solar rays of the sun with water added as a catalyst to create a powerful natural downdraft. Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. OTCBB: CWET Name is changing to Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc., OTCBB: SWET in an effort to eliminate the confusion of associating our technology with traditional wind turbine technology. We view ourselves as a hybrid solar/wind technology, now reflected in the name, Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. The simplicity of our solution is comprised of the harnessing of the natural power of a downdraft created when water is introduced to hot dry air within the confines of our Tower structure.


What is the key element of your technology that differentiates it from existing solutions

The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower has the capability of being operated with virtually no carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or waste production. The technology has the potential to 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 Company has developed a software based analytical program to determine the energy generation capabilities of its Solar Wind Downdraft Towers based on the climate in geographic locations around the world, and has taken the appropriate steps to protect its intellectual property invention. This essential tool “known” scientific meteorology data of a specific area to the Solar Wind Downdraft Tower’s variables in order to determine and project energy outputs on a daily basis. Advancements in the scientific community over the last decade that predict and pin-point specific weather conditions provided significant insights to the development of this innovative tool. This analytical tool, combined with our existing core patents, clearly provides the Company with a unique opportunity to allow global positioning of this alternative solution to the world’s energy needs. Solar Wind Energy can now rapidly respond to a request from virtually any country reasonably suitable to host a project and determine specifically where the Solar Wind Downdraft Tower should be located, the size of the Tower and the amount of electricity it can produce. The first Tower in Arizona has a projected output capacity, on an hourly basis, of up to 1000 megawatt hours, gross. Using a 70% capacity factor the Tower’s potential hourly yield would be 700 megawatt hours from which, approximately 17% will be used to power its operations, yielding approximately 600 megawatt hours available for sale to the power grid. Currently, in California avoided costs are running approximately $0.11 per kilowatt hour. As an independent power producer of clean renewable energy, the Company will not be selling power directly to consumers but rather to the grid.


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Primary Contact


  • Ronald Pickett


    Ronald W. Pickett, President and CEO, Chairman Ron brings over 40 years of construction, development and innovative technology skills and expertise to the team. He has founded numerous companies from startup and nurtured three from inception through the public ownership process. All three public companies involved new, innovative, first-to-market global technology solutions. Ron also has a keen understanding of government, legislative, and permitting practices.



Team Members


  • Stephen L. Sadle

    Chief Operating Officer

    Steve Sadle is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 40 years of diversified experience in management, contracting and heavy infrastructure development, interfacing with both the government and private sectors. He is experienced in Web based vertical extranet applications and has developed operating extranets in the construction and transportation industries. Steve served as co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and Director of a public technology company. He was also founder and president of a successful local construction company and was awarded the Small Businessman of the Year Award for the Washington Metropolitan Area.

  • Robert P. Crabb

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Bob has over 40 years of public and private sector experience including 15 years in the insurance industry including, sales and sales management with MetLife and independent property and casualty brokerage. His entrepreneurial expertise includes marketing consulting, corporate management and commercial/residential real estate development. He has served in a corporate governance capacity as secretary to a number of start-up companies.


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