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Dishing up some solar energy alchemy

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solar-dishWhen it comes to renewable energy and efficiency, a double-dip in the dish is a great deal.

The latest in solar dish technology that does what solar installations do—converts sunlight into power—but with an added twist: it generates clean water.

The efficiency of the typical solar installation ranges from 10 to 20 percent, with the rest waste heat. Swiss researchers associated with IBM have developed the High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal system (HCPVT), which uses that waste solar heat to generate fresh water.

It’s reminiscent of the ancient craft of turning lead into gold. But it’s not alchemy, it’s real. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by William DiBenedetto

29 May, 2013 at 5:00 am

Infographic: Do Hybrids Make Sense and Cents?

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Study reaffirms human impact on climate

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Island Nation of Kiribati Affected by Climate ChangeEven at this late and perilous date in the history of climate change, we have to keep proving it. Over and over. So here we go again, courtesy of TckTckTck and EcoWatch.

A new study published in Nature Geoscience has found that global temperatures were warmer between 1970 and 2000 than any other 30-year period in the last 1,400 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by William DiBenedetto

2 May, 2013 at 3:00 am

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