Interested in solar? And Nanotechnology?

Alternative Energy, Nanotechnology, Webinars 1 Comment »

I am, of course, very interested in solar.  My last two months of electric bills have been zero dollars.  Actually, I had a $24 credit from two months ago – so my April bill would have just been $12, and May was $8 but with the credit – ZERO!  Last May I paid..  well, actually, this […]

Bloom Box – Fuel Cell Launch

Alternative Energy No Comments »

Did you see 60 Minutes last Sunday where they interviewed the creater of the Bloom Box?  “Bloom Box?  What is that?” you ask.  It is a fuel cell device to generate electricity and sits in your backyard or basement.  So far, the only real source of this information is CBS’  60 Minutes, reported by Leslie […]

Self-Cleaning Solar Panels, Windows, and more!

Alternative Energy, Electronics, Nanotechnology No Comments »

One thing I dislike about my solar panels is the amount of dust that can collect on them.  Especially after 90 days of no rain at my house.  Dust is going to accumulate no matter where you live – but in Arizona, where there can be no long stretches of rain, the dust build up […]

Space Elevator – going up?

Alternative Energy, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Semiconductors No Comments »

Continuing with our space theme this week, right now the Space Elevator Games, sponsored by the Spaceward Foundation, is going on to see which company can win the offered prizes.  For those who never thought of a space elevator, I am sure you question is, “can scientist make a space eleavator?” This week in the Mojave Desert, […]

Space Hotel

Alternative Energy, Automated Manufacturing, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Semiconductors No Comments »

Have you ever wanted to lounge around in space for a few days?  Train on a tropical island before take off?  If so, the opportunites are starting to arise.  The Galactic Suite Space Resort is schedule to open 2012. The Barcelona-based architects of The Galactic Suite Space Resort say it will cost 3 million euro […]

Green Tour of Googles Campus

Alternative Energy No Comments »

Mike Qaissaunee was nice enough to send me an email about a green tour of Google’s campus.   This is a great example of a company trying to do more than just make a profit.  They have shuttles for employees, solar panels, goats mowing the lawn, healthy buildings, electric/hybrid cars, composting, etc. Turning on the lights: The rooftops at our headquarters are […]

2 Solar Articles – Integrated and Water

Alternative Energy No Comments »

I came across two solar articles from the New York Times.  I found them interesting because the first one is about solar panels that are integrated into the building. “The new materials are part of the building itself, not an addition, and they are taking photovoltaics to the next level — an aesthetic one,” said […]

Google investing heavily into Mirriors

Alternative Energy No Comments »

When I first read the title, I thought it had to deal with server farms.  How wrong I was when I read the article. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology […]

World’s Largest Solar Plant?

Alternative Energy No Comments »

In case you missed the news, First Solar has been given the go-ahead to start planning the building of the world’s largest solar plant in China – Under a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government, First Solar will build a 2-gigawatt power plant, enough to power about 3 million Chinese households, at Ordos City, […]

Solar Panel Installation Complete

Alternative Energy 4 Comments »

The solar panels on my house were energized and connected to the grid yesterday.  Even though it sounds stupid, there is a certain amount of glee in watching the electric meter run backwards.  And when the AC unit kicks on, the meter runs normally, but very slowly.  While it still remains to be seen what […]

WP Theme & Icons by N. Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in