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Flight to the future: Solar Impulse shows we can run the world without consuming the earth

The lessons of Solar Impulse are clear: by pushing the boundaries of technology, and refusing to accept limits, technological or psychological, we can run the world without consuming the earth, and reach heights we never believed were possible.

Using Particle Accelerator Technology to Manufacture Solar Cells

This technique is projected to reduce solar panel manufacturing costs by upwards of 60% compared to industry standards, while making them 25% more efficient, and resulting in a very cost-effective source of energy.

EROEI or IOU?

Energy Returned Over Energy Invested – a concept introduced in a paper by Dr John Morgan, which I found in Principia Scientific under the heading The Catch-22 of Energy Storage.

Turbines for First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

The Maritime Executive:  Preparations for the groundbreaking Block Island Wind Farm – America's first – are well under way, with the regulatory permits obtained, the funding procured and the jacket installation complete. Now the actual equ

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Intersolar

Intersolar Europe was held from June 21st - 24th in Munich, Germany, Intersolar North America runs July 14th - 16th in San Francisco, California. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Belgian scientists make novel water-from-urine machine

Reuters:  A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy, a technique which could be applied in rural areas and developing countries.

While there are other options for treating waste water, the system applied at the University of Ghent uses a special membrane, is said to be energy-efficient and to be applicable in areas off the electricity grid.

"We're able to recover fertilizer and drinking water from urine using just a simple process and solar energy," said University of Ghent researcher Sebastiaan Derese.

The urine is collected in a big tank, heated in a solar-powered boiler before passing through the membrane where the water is recovered and nutrients such as potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus are separated.  Cont'd...

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The Battery Show Conference Returns to Novi, September 13-15, 2016

• The Battery Show Conference agenda will provide insights into markets and applications, stationary storage and automotive battery trends • An expert line-up of speakers includes LG Chem, Google, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, A123 Systems and Proterra • In addition to the established parallel three-track format, there will be a further track on the first two days

EnergeiaWorks Intersolar Recap

EnergeiaWorks, North America's foremost executive search firm servicing the renewable energy markets, secured a strong presence in San Francisco at both SOLAR 2016 and Intersolar North America.

Global Clean Energy launching Cleantech platforms as E-commerce Sales Continue to Grow

GCE has its brands, distribution and logistics in place to "Launch its new disruptive digital platforms within 90 days" to conquer what it considers to be less for more, rigged markets".

GEM Energy moves up Solar Power World's Top Lists for North American Solar Developers and Contractors

GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group, is ranked 15th among Solar Power World's Top Solar Developers of 2016, up from 26th place last year. GEM Energy is the only Ohio-based solar developer to make the list.

World Patent Marketing Invention Team Unveils Its Most Ingenious Energy Invention - The Pyramid Solar Solutions

World Patent Marketing Reviews A New Energy Invention. Will Pyramid Solar Solutions Be the Next World Patent Marketing Low Cost Success Story?

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