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Solyndra Agricultural Solar Products The rapidly expanding use of agricultural shelter structures in warm climates offers an exciting opportunity for greenhouse and shade structure rooftops to generate clean energy from the sun while optimizing plant growth.
Solar power technology is moving forward by leaps and bounds, with some new advancements being built out into usable installations virtually every day.
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Imagine a machine which accepts CAD drawings, then produces a three dimensional prototype within a few hours for $100 - it now exists.
The T-box concept would be installed between railway sleepers, and would harness the wind of passing trains to generate electricity (All images courtesy of Qian Jiang)
Wafer thin and flexible - Wysips film technology allows light to pass through a semi-cylindrical lens onto thin strips of photovoltaic cells below, while also allowing the surface underneath to show through
A research team from Brazil has developed a new form of plant fiber-based plastic that is claimed to be stronger, lighter, and more eco-friendly than plastics currently in use.
Students at Michigan Technological University have designed and constructed their own mini-smokestack to showcase a new method for scrubbing carbon dioxide from emissions.
February 23, 2009 Since the rise of the state some 5,000 years ago, war has been a permanent blight on civilisation over much of the globe. The Center for International Development and Conflict Management's Peace and Conflict 2008 study indicates that though there has been a significant decline in the number and severity of armed conflicts since the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s, the decline has now stalled. History has shown us that the motivations for war are different for those ordering the war than for those undertaking the war and a startling new study has found that more than 80 percent of the world's major armed conflicts from 1950-2000 occurred in regions identified as the most biologically diverse and threatened places on Earth.
Important Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Small Wind System Adapted from the June/July 2009 issue of Home Power Magazine, www.homepower.com , 800-707-6585 Equipment manufacturers or their dealers should be able to answer the following questions about their products (see also www.awea.org/smallwind/faq.html ):
Arcus Foundation The Arcus Foundation lends special emphasis to programs and organizations which recognize that members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community deserve to be welcomed and celebrated.
biothing Alisa Andrasek + Jose Sanchez_ principal designers design team: Elizabeth Leidy – Alicia Nahmad – Denis Vlieghe – Rajat Sodhi Competition Entry 2010 – Phase 1 – 80,000 sq meters + 20,000 sq meters open air public space