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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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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, 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, 7:36 AM
More about the technology here: http://sco.lt/6e11P7
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Turning Skyscrapers Into Centers for Crop Production - MarketWatch

Turning Skyscrapers Into Centers for Crop Production - MarketWatch | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
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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Digital Agenda for Europe - European Commission

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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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At the Limits of the Market Part 2: Why Capitalism Hasn't Solved Climate Change

At the Limits of the Market Part 2: Why Capitalism Hasn't Solved Climate Change | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it

One answer to the question of why free market capitalism has failed to generate technological solutions to the crisis of climate change is that green innovation simply isn’t as profitable as speculation. In an era when financial markets generate record profits and investment banks are too big to fail, the long work of investment, research and construction of new energy infrastructure simply isn’t attractive to profit-seeking corporations.

 

Faced with the clear failure of the free market to respond to the approaching dangers of climate change, politicians have reacted by attempting to coax corporations into serving the needs of people as well as the bottom line. 


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KW30 | German solar PV generation peaks at just under 24 GW on July 21st, supplies 46% of mid-day demand - SolarServer

KW30 | German solar PV generation peaks at just under 24 GW on July 21st, supplies 46% of mid-day demand - SolarServer | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Das ist die Beschreibung (RT @demoente: German solar PV generation peaks at just under 24 GW on July 21st, supplies 46% of mid-day demand http://t.co/pezjeGFzNc via …)...
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Battery Swap | Tesla Motors

Battery Swap | Tesla Motors | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
RT @ReidGower: Absolutely incredible. #Tesla just unveiled faster-than-gas battery swapping technology http://t.co/ZWZikAzfL3
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Whiz kid grows algae under her bed, wins Intel science fair  - NBC News.com

Whiz kid grows algae under her bed, wins Intel science fair  - NBC News.com | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Sara Volz, 17, from Colorado Springs, Colo., joined the quest for practical alternatives to petroleum-based fuels in the seventh grade....
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Solar Panel Plane Demonstrates Continuation of Green Tech Obsession

Solar Panel Plane Demonstrates Continuation of Green Tech Obsession | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse is a solar-powered airplane that can fly without a drop of fuel.
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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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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...

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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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When Will Solar Get Cheap Enough for Everyone to Use? - Mother Jones

When Will Solar Get Cheap Enough for Everyone to Use? - Mother Jones | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
When Will Solar Get Cheap Enough for Everyone to Use?
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Stephen Lacey at Greentech Media provides the striking figures illustrating the exponential growth of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the past few years: It took nearly four ...
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Solar-powered sterilization technology - Phys.Org

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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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Sharp Sets 43.5% Solar Efficiency Record With Triple Junction Compound Solar Cell

Sharp Sets 43.5% Solar Efficiency Record With Triple Junction Compound Solar Cell | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
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Taiwanese Wind Tower is Covered with Thousands of Wind Turbines and LED Lights

Taiwanese Wind Tower is Covered with Thousands of Wind Turbines and LED Lights | Sustainable-green-energy | Scoop.it
Beijing-based Decode Urbanism Office has designed a tower with a façade composed of multiple wind-driven generators.


Thousands of wind turbines will produce enough energy to power the entire building. At night, the diamond-shaped generators are lit with thousands of LED lights incorporated into the building envelope.

The 350-meter (1,150-foot) structure, in Taichung City, China, will house the city’s Department of Urban Development, as well as commercial activities.

The tower’s façade, inspired by the plum blossom — China and Taiwan's  national flower – reacts to changes in direction and intensity of the wind, creating a truly dynamic visual effect. Similarly, mechanical wind power generators have LEDs, illuminating the façade and producing a pulsating flow of light, whose intensity and color adjust to correspond to changes in temperature and season.


The wind harnessing capability, along with the lighting that responds to local atmospheric conditions, makes this conceptual tower a true “decoder of nature.”


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Federico Morabito's comment, May 18, 2013 5:41 AM
This is an example of "Smart Progress" is in an effort to channel the interests of research towards evolutionary solutions, through systematic monitoring of the quality process of mental and physical state of the individual with the 'environment.
Edmund Chan's comment, May 19, 2013 12:45 AM
What about routine maintenance ?
Clem Stanyon's comment, May 30, 2013 11:17 PM
Fantastic!