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354 MW Solar power plant (World's Largest) -- SEGS       Category:
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Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) is the largest largest solar energy facility in the world (at the time of this writing) with a combined 354 MW of capacity. The SEGS project is made up of nine projects in three locations; all three locations are within 50 mile of each other in the Mojave Desert of California.

Matkas: an electricity-free method of cooling water       Category:
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It's a hot sunny day. Your throat is parched. So what do you do? Reach for that bottle of cold water in your fridge? Consider for a moment that a typical refrigerator uses between 600 and 900 kilowatt hours per year (although an efficient one will use somewhat less depending on the size). Refrigerators and freezers typically make up about 17% of total residential electricity consumption in the United States [1] and the continual opening and closing of a fridge door doesn't help! "Matkas", to which I will shortly introduce you, can cool your drinking water by up to 14° C (~25° F ) lower than room temperature [2] without using any electricity! [...]


Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, 735 MW Capacity       Category:
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A news segment highlights the "Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center" in south-west Texas. This FPL Project is the largest wind farm in the world according to the news segment and is easily visible from our site's Google Map. [...]


Google Makes Public Transportation Practical and Efficient       Category:
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Google transit has become easy-to-use and well integrated into Google Maps. If your city or town participates in Google Transit, then:

  1. Go to Google Maps.
  2. Choose "By public transit" after entering Location & Destination (A & B).
  3. Click the "Get directions" button.
  4. Plan ahead by clicking "show options" and enter your departure time. [...]

Nanosolar: 'Thin-Film' Solar Technology        Category:
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Thin film technology is a promising new solar-energy technology that has the potential of making photovoltaics a cost-effective alternative to conventional electricity production. [...]


Commuter Uses E-Bike to Commute 15,000 miles       Category:
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A local Tennessee-news segment highlights a man who has clocked 15,000 miles on his electric-bike that he constructed from kits. [...]


Living off the Grid       Category:
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Gentleman discusses the benefits of living in a home that is off the electric grid. [...]


Stirling Energy Systems: 500-850 MW Thermal Solar Project should break gound in 2010 says company press release       Category:
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According to a press release dated Dec. 2008, Stirling Energy Systems (SES) has a purchase agreement with Southern California Edison for 500 MW of power. This agreement can be expanded up to 850 MW. SES expects the review process for a recent application (5,000 pages) to take 12 to 18 months for government aproval. By this timetable, the project should break ground in 2010. [...]

Electric-Bike with Dewalt 36-V Batteries        Category:
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A Seattle cyclist details his electric-bike project. The cyclist cleverly incorporates several 36-Volt Nano-phosphate lithium-ion batteries (state-of-the-art batteries) to produce a bike that outperforms e-bikes costing several thousand [...]


Lithium-Polymer Battery Fabrication       Category:
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Interesting television segment explains the production process for a lithium battery that is to be used in an electric vehicle.


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