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IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

IBM Solar CollectorA team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge.

The process of  trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world.


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Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop “Plug-and-Play” Solar Energy Systems for Homeowners

April 24, 2012 - 10:15am

Plug and Play ProgramWashington, D.C. – As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $5 million available this year to develop “plug-and-play” photovoltaic (PV) systems that can be purchased, installed and operational in one day. This effort is part of the Department’s broader strategy to spur solar power deployment by reducing non-hardware, or “soft” costs, such as installation, permitting, and interconnection, which currently amount to more than half of the total cost of residential systems. The funding will help drive innovations to fundamentally change the design and installation of residential PV systems, reducing costs for homeowners and simplifying installations and grid connectivity.


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What Can Change in a Day? PDF Print E-mail

This is a must see on September 14th, 2011


 
Coal Burning Toxins PDF Print E-mail

Mercury is released into the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels and it enters your body through the food you eat. Exposure to mercury can damage your nervous system and is especially damaging to pregnant women.

Have you taken our quiz on mercury yet?

The EPA recently proposed the first national standard for mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants. It's estimated that this standard would prevent as many as 17,000 premature deaths and 11,000 heart attacks a year.

Burning coal is one of the leading sources of human-caused global warming. Coal companies don't want to limit their toxic pollution. But with your help, we can make sure the Mercury and Air Toxics rule becomes a reality. The first step is to make sure that you know the facts.

Test your knowledge with our quiz. Then share it with your friends and family to see how they stack up against you.

The EPA is considering some important steps to curb damaging pollution. Take our quiz, and get informed.


 
What is BioEnergy? PDF Print E-mail

This TED video is worth watching...


 
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