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Solar-powered sterilization technology - Phys.Org

Solar-powered sterilization technology - Phys.Org | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Solar-powered sterilization technology
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Rice University nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar-powered sterilization system that could be a boon for more than 2.5 billion people who lack adequate sanitation.
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The world needs sustainable energy to cook on, for heating, traveling, etc
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Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals: uncovering the truth about global poverty and demanding the universal realisation of Article 25 | P2P Foundation

Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals: uncovering the truth about global poverty and demanding the universal realisation of Article 25 | P2P Foundation | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Development Goals do not constitute a transformative agenda for meeting the basic needs of all people within the means of our shared planet.

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The Tesla Battery Heralds the beginning of the end for Fossil Fuels

The Tesla Battery Heralds the beginning of the end for Fossil Fuels | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Fossil fuels are no longer the cheapest source of energy.

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That helps to decrease fossil energy, but we don't read what it costs, in terms of material and energy, to produce these batteries

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 16, 2015 6:08 AM

The greatest problem with the use of electricity for propulsion is storage. How do you store electric current efficiently and in sufficient amounts. Lithium Ion batteries are efficient, at least better than lead acid batteries, but then even they have disadvantages - even their efficiency deteriorates over a period of time! The second greatest biggest problem is that the the electricity being used to charge the batteries might not be green after all and it might itself have a huge carbon foot-print thus making the use of electricity for propulsion a contributor to global warming. If the Tesla Battery can address both of the above mentioned problems then I would hail it as one of the most versatile inventions of the twenty-first century!

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:10 AM

Will #fossil fuels disappear now? It won't be that easy, but certainly a huge step in the right direction.

Antje Mills's curator insight, August 21, 2015 4:09 PM

I would love to see the United States ease their love affair with gas powered vehicles so we can keep improving alternate energy sources for vehicles and beyond. Ultimately this would less our dependence on  foreign oil.

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Audi, Global Bioenergies to Test Synthetic Fuel for Commercial Usage - World Industrial Reporter

Audi, Global Bioenergies to Test Synthetic Fuel for Commercial Usage - World Industrial Reporter | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Audi in cooperation with Global Bioenergies, a French based company, has successfully produced the first batch of sustainable energy called 'e-Benzine.'
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Break through 'e-Benzene'.

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Spray-on solar sensors for random surfaces | KurzweilAI

Spray-on solar sensors for random surfaces | KurzweilAI | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Researcher Illan Kramer built his SprayLD device using parts that are readily available and affordable, including a spray nozzle used to cool steel with a
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MIT researchers design ‘perfect’ solar absorber | KurzweilAI

MIT researchers design ‘perfect’ solar absorber | KurzweilAI | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
This rendering shows a metallic dielectric photonic crystal that stores solar energy as heat (credit: Jeffrey Chou) MIT researchers say they have developed
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The city of tomorrow may already be here

The city of tomorrow may already be here | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Innovation aimed at tackling 21st century problems is emerging in cities around the globe. Join CNN as we explore technology that will change our lives. (Use CIA technology to track drivers?
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No crankshaft, no problem: Toyota's free piston engine is brilliant

No crankshaft, no problem: Toyota's free piston engine is brilliant | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it

Electrically driven cars are the future. But until we have cheap, 1000-mile batteries, we still need range-extending fossil-fuel engines.


Those devices don't need to turn wheels, just generate juice. The simple solution is to strap a generator to a piston engine, as BMW did with the two-cylinder range extender in its i3 EV.


But if the engine never turns a wheel, there's no need for it to rotate anything. Why not cut out the middleman and use the piston's reciprocating motion to generate electricity? That obviates camshafts and most other rotating parts, too.


Toyota recently showed a prototype engine that does just that.It's called the Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG). "Free" refers to the fact that the piston isn't attached to a crankshaft; instead, as the piston is forced downward during its power stroke, it passes through windings in the cylinder to generate a burst of three-phase AC electricity.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, July 3, 2014 8:01 PM

Neat design for an engine that is also a generator of electricity. The idea has been around for some decades, but now Toyota has engineered one...

Anantharaman Seetharaman's curator insight, July 4, 2014 5:05 AM

This development should keep both the schools (ICE & Electric) at peace for sometime - logical yet innovative development

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Navy researchers demonstrate flight powered by fuel created from seawater | KurzweilAI

Navy researchers demonstrate flight powered by fuel created from seawater | KurzweilAI | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Flying a radio-controlled replica of the historic WWII P-51 Mustang red-tail aircraft, NRL researchers (l to r) Jeffrey Baldwin, Dennis Hardy, Heather
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Solar Continued Exponential Growth in 2012, But Politics May Stymie Growth

Solar Continued Exponential Growth in 2012, But Politics May Stymie Growth | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
At any given moment, the sun bathes the earth in enough solar energy to power the world 10,000 times over. Capturing and converting that energy into usable electricity presents major technical challenges.
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The effect of stymie growth of solar energy will be that the systems will improve (more powerful) and in the end ... cheap and clean energy will survive, not the 'oil-lobby'.

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Can the 3-D printer help 'green' the auto industry? - Environment & Energy Publishing

Can the 3-D printer help 'green' the auto industry? - Environment & Energy Publishing | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
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Can the 3-D printer help 'green' the auto industry?
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8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership

8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
If you ever wonder why we’re in a crisis of leadership all you have to do is to watch and listen to those in positions of leadership.
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Energy management as a corporate strategy - The Nation

Energy management as a corporate strategy - The Nation | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
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Energy management as a corporate strategy
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Any company that values sustainability and long-term growth should consider developing a corporate energy management strategy. Not only is ...
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Energy Cost Innovation, Part 3: Global Impact of Low-Cost Clean ...

Energy Cost Innovation, Part 3: Global Impact of Low-Cost Clean ... | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
PART 1: Liquid Fuel Nuclear Reactors introduced the history and technology of liquid fuel nuclear reactors – the path not taken as the world followed Rickover's forceful choice of solid fuel reactors.
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New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels

New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Do you live in France? If you're getting a new house, you might have to follow this incredible, sustainable law. A new law that was passed that mandates that new buildings in commercial lots need to have either plants or solar panels on the roof. Having a garden on your roof sounds like a paradise, one that's…

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katelyn wellsby's curator insight, September 14, 2015 11:06 AM

A law that makes you have to have plants or solar panels on top of your roof. I'm pretty sure a lot of people think that law would be stupid but if you read having that on top of your roof can help prevent leaks, provides a home to small critters and insects and importantly it connects us back to nature. And let's be honest having plants all over your roof would be beautiful to have. If someone doesn't do research on what having plants or solar panels on your roof, they wouldn't like the idea of having to have one of the other on there roof.

Bryan "Sandstorm" Cepeda's curator insight, September 14, 2015 11:07 AM

This is a good law. Though I don't know how solar plants could effect a major city

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Solar cheaper than imported coal for Indian electricity - report

Solar cheaper than imported coal for Indian electricity - report | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Indian Government's expansion of renewables & domestic coal production will mean no need for coal imports from Australia.
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We are getting there. Coal and oil will be beaten by solar power...

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Tomorrow's battery technologies that could power your home

Tomorrow's battery technologies that could power your home | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Lithium-ion - to be used in the Tesla Powerwall - is currently the leading battery technology for home installation, but others are just over the horizon that might be even better.
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Australian researchers set new world record in solar-energy efficiency | KurzweilAI

Australian researchers set new world record in solar-energy efficiency | KurzweilAI | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Spectrum splitting prototype (credit: UNSW) University of New South Wales (UNSW) solar researchers have converted more than 40% of the sunlight hitting a
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A low-cost water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery | KurzweilAI

A low-cost water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery | KurzweilAI | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Stanford scientists have developed a low-cost device that uses an ordinary AAA battery (or a solar cell) to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas. Gas
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Wow, This Video PROVES That Solar Roadways Are The Future! My Mind Is Blown! (Video 7 min)

Wow, This Video PROVES That Solar Roadways Are The Future! My Mind Is Blown! (Video 7 min) | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Woah, didn't know all these facts about solar roadways! Crazy cool!

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, May 25, 2014 8:14 AM

Solar roadways - way to go...funding campaign athttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home


More in-depth information (question and answer) here:

http://solarroadways.com/faq.shtml#faqBase 

Eric Chan Wei Chiang's comment, May 28, 2014 7:36 AM
More about the technology here: http://sco.lt/6e11P7
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Turning Skyscrapers Into Centers for Crop Production - MarketWatch

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Turning Skyscrapers Into Centers for Crop Production
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Under Mr. Gummow's leadership, innovations included seed development, advanced growing techniques and refrigerated distribution.
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Feeding the World 2014: Sustainable solutions for a global crisis ...

Feeding the World 2014: Sustainable solutions for a global crisis ... | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
”Agricultural research for development is the engine that drives innovation”- Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, Abu Dhabi, February 3, 2014. We have all seen the alarming ...
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Worldwide annual solar PV installations will double by 2020, says report | KurzweilAI

Worldwide annual solar PV installations will double by 2020, says report | KurzweilAI | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
(Credit: Navigant Research) Annual installations of new solar PV capacity will more than double in capacity by 2020, growing from a total 35.9 gigawatts
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Aluminum Studs Improve Solar Panel Efficiency

Aluminum Studs Improve Solar Panel Efficiency | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it

Scientists at the Imperial College London have shown that the efficiency of solar panel designs can be improved by up to 22 percent by covering their surface with aluminum studs. SE


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Take Advantage of The Sun And Its Energy - 21 Articles

Take Advantage of The Sun And Its Energy - 21 Articles | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Take Advantage Of The Sun And Its Energy: Solar energy has grown increasingly popular recently. Both homes and establishments have much to gain ....
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