A design company called NOS has developed a solution to two major problems facing developing countries: scarcity of drinking water and electricity. The concept is called the PhotoFlow, a combination solar photovoltaic device and rainwater harvester. NOS says, "Most of the developing countries are located near the equator, receiving more sunlight and rainfall than most other countries on the planet. Despite this abundance, a large number of people living in these countries suffer from a lack of electricity and potable drinking water. Building upon the designs of some existing rooftop water containers, we have created a simple device to collect both of these precious natural resources to meet the need for both electricity and drinking water." The PhotoFlow is made up of eight identical triangular photovoltaic panels that are mounted on a 400-liter recycled polyethylene water tank. The panels form an octagon with a slope of 3 degrees that allows water to funnel into the central filter and be collected into the tank. To keep the water potable once it's collected, the inner layer of the tank is covered with a coating that controls levels of bacteria and fungi.
The global lithium-ion battery industry is expected to reach $24.2 billion by 2018. APAC is expected to be the leading region in terms of lithium-ion battery consumption for automotive industry during 2013-2018.
The global lithium-ion batterymarket is expected to experience strong growth and reach $24.2 billion by 2018.
NextEnergy and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation initiate over 100 international business connections during The Battery Show in Novi this week
September 17-19 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi
SolarWorld system to save millions for two Northern California cities over two decades
Eases your way to a complete vacuum system solution
"Yingli in the first half of 2013 benefited from strong growth in demand in China"
22 FACTS ABOUT THE WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS 2013
CAPE FEAR SOLAR SYSTEMS HOSTS NATIONAL SOLAR TOUR IN WILMINGTON, NC TO HELP CITIZENS CUT ENERGY COSTS AND IMPROVE PROPERTY VALUES
Neighbors Band Together to Create Word's Largest Grassroots Solar Event
America's Power Plan, to be released at NASEO meeting, shows new way forward To be published in Elsevier's Electricity Journal
50 kW system maintains Air Control Industries' roof strength and provides excellent energy yield
Invitation-Only Teleconference Tuesday, September 17 ~ 2:00pm EDT
It Will Be Interesting To See Where It Takes Us…
The popular distributor of efficient and space saving furniture sponsors the University of Southern California team
Everybody Solar, GRID Alternatives, The Sierra Club & Indie Rock Band Team Up for Homeboy Industries
Trapdoor Social's music will raise funds through the crowdsourcing site www.pledgemusic.com
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