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How Solar Energy Could Reduce Vehicle Idling

How Solar Energy Could Reduce Vehicle Idling | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
A company called eNow was in Louisville last week demonstrating technology that could cut down on heavy-truck idling. That could mean a lot for Butchertown.
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Innovative new Solar Energy System developed by Austrian Company

Innovative new Solar Energy System developed by Austrian Company | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
An Austrian company Smartflower recently unveiled a unique and innovative solar energy system, which does away with traditional roof-top mounted solar panels. The so-called Smartflower POP system is a 3.2 kW solar power array that is ground-mounted. It gets its name from the folding panels, which close up at night and in strong wind conditions, and automatically unfold again in the morning. The units are available in 8 different colors. The Smartflower features a ...
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Dutch Solar Road makes enough Energy to Power Household

Dutch Solar Road makes enough Energy to Power Household | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Engineers in the Netherlands say energy-generating road surface is more successful than expected, six months into trial.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, May 11, 2015 7:04 PM

In the first six months since it was installed, the panels beneath the road have generated over 3,000kwh. This is enough to provide a single-person household with electricity for a year.

"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70kwh per square metre per year," says Sten de Wit, spokesman for SolaRoad, which has been developed by a public-private partnership.

"We predicted [this] as an upper limit in the laboratory stage. We can therefore conclude that it was a successful first half year."

The project took cheap mass-produced solar panels and sandwiched them between layers of glass, silicon rubber and concrete.

"This version can have a fire brigade truck of 12 tonnes without any damage," said Arian de Bondt, a director at Ooms Civiel, one of consortium of companies working together on the pilot project.

chris's curator insight, May 12, 2015 6:35 PM

Never thought of this but it makes sense, given the heat asphalt absorbs daily.

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Here comes the Airbnb of the Solar Industry

Here comes the Airbnb of the Solar Industry | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Got a roof with space for a few solar panels? Yeloha wants to turn you into a solar power "host" for your neighbors.
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Is This Solar Smart Home The House Of The Future?

Is This Solar Smart Home The House Of The Future? | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Construction has completed on a home that is unlike any other in Utah, or in the United States for that matter. This net-zero “smart home”  located in Herriman, Utah, uses solar power to  generate as much energy as it consumes.
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This Solar-Powered Gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your Bike

This Solar-Powered Gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your Bike | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Thanks to Fontus, a new device which pulls water from the air, cyclists may never have to worry about refilling their water bottle ever again.
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New Solar Plant Will Be Shaped In A Heart To ‘Show Love For The Planet’

New Solar Plant Will Be Shaped In A Heart To ‘Show Love For The Planet’ | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Source: www.trueactivist.com | Original Post Date: June 20, 2015 – The ‘Heart of New Caledonia’ solar power plant will be able to generate enough electricity for 750 homes, and more. What better way is there to express love for the Earth than to install a solar power plant in the shape of a heart? This is what …
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Solartab is a Tablet case with Built-in Solar Charging

Solartab is a Tablet case with Built-in Solar Charging | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Solartab’s unique built-in cover that works as a stand for the solar panel, so you can angle the panel in three different positions to find the sunlight.
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The total area of Solar Panels it would take to power the world, Europe, & Germany.

The total area of Solar Panels it would take to power the world, Europe, & Germany. | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
TechinBiz's insight:

DESERTEC was a large scale project supported by a foundation of the same name and the consortium Dii (Desertec industrial initiative) created in Germany as a limited liability company (GmbH).[2] The project aimed at creating a global renewable energy plan based on the concept of harnessing sustainable power from sites where renewable sources of energy are more abundant and transferring it through high-voltage direct current transmission to consumption centers. All kinds of renewable energy sources are envisioned, but the sun-rich deserts of the world play a special role.[1]


Original Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertec



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Project Solaire’s Solar-Powered Backpacks charge Gadgets on the Go

Project Solaire’s Solar-Powered Backpacks charge Gadgets on the Go | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Most smartphone users have probably experienced the frustration of a dead battery. Now Project Solaire have designed a backpack that incorporates a solar panel into the fabric to keep devices charged wherever you go. This is a pretty neat way of capturing solar energy in a way that is easy, acce ...
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