Solar electricity, A/C and water. All-in-one.

To Climate Progress, Swiss researchers working with IBM ” have built a new solar dish, called the High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal system (HCPVT) that tackles the waste heat problem by using it to generate fresh water.” Yep, a solar installation that generates fresh water, thus solving two common problems faced in developing nations around the world.… Continue reading Solar electricity, A/C and water. All-in-one.

Giving some of my computer time for science

A post from TreeHugger got me thinking : why wouldn’t I give some of my computer time to help advancing research ? I had written about this almost three years ago, and being looking for a job, I often have a computer running. So, a month ago, on August 2nd, I started gathering information on… Continue reading Giving some of my computer time for science

Battery breakthroughs for electric vehicles

Many are working on extending the range of electric cars. Here are three of them. Firstly TreeHugger believes that replacing the  graphite electrodes in lithium-ion batteries with silicon nanotube electrodes,would multiply the range by ten. ArsTechnica notes that carbon nanotubes in ultracapacitors ” may make sense in electric cars, even if it can’t store as… Continue reading Battery breakthroughs for electric vehicles

Help in finding new solar technologies

If you let your computer idle while you are away or asleep, you might consider to allow Harvard and IBM to use it to do calculations for the Clean Energy Project, which is part of the World Community Grid. Due to find new ways to create more efficient solar photovoltaïc panels and later of batteries,… Continue reading Help in finding new solar technologies