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    Piezoelectrics

    Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement Into electricity -- all at once

    Extracting energy from multiple sources could help power wearable technology.

    A perovskite solid-solution that exhibits tunable bandgaps in the visible light energy range is showing promising material for light absorption and conversion applications,(solar energy harvesting and light sensing).

    Such a common ABO3–type perovskite structure, most widely used for ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics, enables the same solid-solution material to be used for the simultaneous harvesting or sensing of solar, kinetic, and thermal energies.

    These results are considered to be a significant improvement compared to those of other compositions which could be used for the same applications. The results pave the way for the development of hybrid energy harvesters/sensors, which can convert multiple energy sources into electrical energy simultaneously in the same material.

    Source source Tag(s) solar, green tech, technology, smart materials, materials engineering
    Added 8 months ago view
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    Hypersolar is a company working on creating a feasible hydrogen generator using nothing more than sunlight and any source of water...

    Imagine a generator that you can have in your back yard that runs NOT on dangerous gas cans of diesel, but on water... even dirty, gutter water! Even stale pond water! The prototype shown in the video uses water from the Salton Sea, which is known to be full of hazardous agricultural runoff.

    Here they have a working "prototype" with some expensive materials as part of the cells. They believe they can manufacture these less expensively.

    Watch the video and read why I think this company is the real thing.

    Things that make me believe this company is not out to scam anybody:

    -- Its founder is a dedicated scientist, with published academic research.

    -- Company now has a Highly-competent CTO

    -- It has an academic on board as a scientific advisor.

    -- It has an ongoing research agreement / relationship with the University of Iowa

    -- Continuous improvement in bringing down the cost of doing this on a large scale.

    This is a small team, and is currently a small-cap stock. However, we NEED these little ventures, because that is where breakthroughs happen. I have full confidence in the ability of the team to deliver value to its investors.

    Hypersolar IS a public company, and if you believe in the future of innovations like this, you can invest in HYSR at Tradeking. New investors, please sign up with this link: http://bit.ly/2dAQrUy

    Source source Tag(s) energy, solar, water, Hydrogen, hydrogen
    Added about 1 year ago view
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    Solarpower

    "More and more Americans are discovering the truth about solar: It saves money and helps the planet. In fact, every four minutes another American family installs solar panels on their home. A clear indication that solar energy has become a cost-effective energy option for homeowners .

    But mistaken beliefs about solar persist—it’s too expensive, too complicated, too unreliable. Going solar really is far easier and less costly than most folks think. Below we debunk the most persistent myths about solar panels."

    Source source Tag(s) solar
    Added almost 4 years ago view
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