This technology has been proven by CEO & Founder Art Burtis. A 30/1 scale model prototype was developed and tested. For access to photographs and testing data, speak with Art Burtis directly at 415-488-4044.

SolarAir™ Tower-Chimney (SATC)

In desert-area locations, SolarAir Tower-Chimney’s incoming, useful and then exiting ambient air’s greatly elevated airflow conditions are first stripped of carbon dioxide as it enters SATC’s heat platform vacuum edge. The air accomplishes many power-filled performances through SATC’s profit-making, green-product manufacturing capabilities, before cooling in the diverging tower-chimney as it exits back into the atmosphere.

SATC - scalable, renewable technology

SolarAir™ mechanisms activate solar-heated mass-airflow convection to provide utility-scale airflow power at adjustable speeds, temperatures and volumes. Internally actuated air-pressure reductions and increases facilitate product-outcome operational sequences.

Thermal heat storage [e.g. heat sinks] can enable dark-hour airflow, allowing SATC to continue to produce atmospheric CO2 separation and generate electric power. 

How the SolarAir™ Tower-Chimney (SATC) works
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Accelerating solar-heated, internal-flow-through air maximizes airflow speed within the tower. This heated, accelerating air creates airflow-push as well as airflow-vacuum and then increases air-expulsion effects.


Apparatus capture the carbon, separating it from the air which increases in speed as it passes through.

After stripping the CO2, the collectors regain the ability to separate additional carbon.


Quick-to-erect or set-into-place innovative custom fabrics are utilized throughout sections of SATC’s affordably constructed and quickly erected skeletal frames. In addition to SATC’s immense, efficiently designed solar-heat collection platform, articulating, solar-tracking parabolic mirrors shine upon and superheat the SATC center-justified venturi cone(s).


Strong ambient air convection push and airflow vacuum effects of SATC’s continual flow-through air causes already heated air inside the specialized, super-heated venturi cone(s) to explode upward through horizontal wind-blade electric wind-pressure electric generator turbines. Air pressure adjustments are created throughout the inside of SATC. The heat platform’s internal turbines produce electricity by using the energy created by the airflow speed increase due to air convection push and vacuum pressure. This creates rapidly moving heat-transferred mass airflow movements. The electricity can be transferred for on-site or off-site use.

Multiple operating SATCs will cumulatively establish mass airflows that enable direct air capture systems to separate hundreds of thousands of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. In these quantities, CO2 can be used as a base material for producing green products that sequester CO2 in their composition.