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May 25, 2016

New Printable Solar Panels Are Ready To Hit The Market!

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Australian solar technicians with the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have announced that they will soon put a new printable solar cell technology on the market.

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May 25, 2016

Large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

Posted by in categories: electronics, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

Nice new method in producing Q-Dots which seems to be more cost effective, efficient and reliable.


Large-scale technique to produce quantum dots.

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May 25, 2016

Nanotechnology could enable use of Solar Energy at night

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability

Using the power of nano to solar power our homes at night.


MIT researchers have built a new experimental solar cell which could greatly enhance power efficiency. The “Shockley-Queisser’ limit is the estimated maximum efficiency of a solar cell, which is commonly about 32%; that means almost 70% of energy is wasted in the form of heat.

One way to reduce energy loss is by stacking cells. However if sunlight could be turned into heat and then be re-emitted as light, the solar cells could utilize more energy. Solar cells work best with visible light which occurs midway of the radiation spectrum. As a result the radiations with shorter and greater wavelengths usually go to waste.

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May 24, 2016

A Battery Made From Metal and Air Is Electrifying the Developing World

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, solar power, sustainability, transportation

Got to luv this.


Is this brand new type of battery the key to clean energy and off-grid electricity?

Lithium-ion batteries are having a moment. After becoming the de facto battery in laptops and cell phones over the years, they’re now starting to power electric cars (like those made by Tesla) and plug into the power grid.

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May 22, 2016

Tokyo Vertical Farm

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

Tokyo is leading the newest trend: urban agriculture.

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May 22, 2016

Urban Produce: The Future of Farming is Growing UP!

Posted by in categories: economics, food, sustainability

Urban Produce High Density Vertical Growing System is a patented technology that was developed taking advanced hydroponic technology and automating it. Urban Produce has the capacity to grow 16 acres of produce on 1/8 of an acre with just one of it’s High Density Vertical Growing Systems. Our mission is to build our patented systems across the U.S. to provide both locally grown sustainable produce to Urban Cities while also stimulating the local economies. We are 21st century growing! www.urbanproduce.com

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May 22, 2016

Earthrise — Japan’s Future Farms

Posted by in categories: computing, food, sustainability

By 2050, the world will need to feed an additional 2.5 billion people living in cities. Yet as the demand for food rises, the amount of land available for agriculture in developed countries is expected to decline. In Japan, at the Fujitsu factory of Aizu-Wakamatsu which still manufactures semiconductor chips for computers, a different project is underway which may offer a solution to this problem. The company has converted an unused part of the factory into a farm to grow food — and more specifically, to grow lettuce. Fujitsu has focused on growing a low-potassium variety, which is sold to people with kidney problems who cannot process the mineral properly. Join Rachel Mealey in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture to visit the sun-free and soil-free urban farms of the future.

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May 22, 2016

Urban Produce vertical farm grows 16 acres of food in just 1/8 acre of space

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

Food deserts, lack of arable land, and the frozen months of winter are all obstacles we face in our mission to keep people fed. Urban Produce is excelling in this mission by licensing its patented indoor vertical farming technology, which can produce 16 acres of organic, leafy greens in just 1/8 acre of space.

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May 19, 2016

Take a drive with Bill Gates in a Tesla Model X

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Billionaire Bill Gates is out with his regular book recommendations and it looks like he is now driving a Tesla Model X.

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May 19, 2016

ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

Posted by in categories: electronics, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

Q-Dots ORNL style.


VIDEO: A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at Oak Ridge National… view more

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