Solar Energy - How Can We Use It? by Howard Puddy
... Energy)Photovoltaic Energy is a technology that uses crystalline silicon solar cells to convert sunlight, aka solar energy, into electricity. The uses for this can range from very large plants generating mains electricity down to small cells that power your calculator. Passive solar energyPassive solar energy is where the sun warms up an object and that object then gives out heat once the sun has gone. Passive solar energy is something that we all appreciate and benefit from in our houses.
What You Should Know Before Buying A Used Hybrid by Peter J.H. Johnson
... There was once a time when hybrids were restricted to the Hollywood crowd and college professors. However, over the last 6 years hybrids have become widely popular and can now be found in garages of everyday people. As the hybrid market continues to grow so too will the used hybrid market. What should you know about buying a used hybrid? Read on. The basics Buying a used hybrid is like buying any other used car. Well, sort of. The biggest concern when buying a used hybrid is finding out ...
The Notebooks Of Leonardo Davinci by Kevin Wilson
... In his years in the Vatican, he planned an industrial use of solar power, by employing concave mirrors to heat water. While most of Leonardo's inventions were not built during his lifetime, models of many of them have been constructed with the support of IBM and are on display at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum at the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise. His notebooks Leonardo's notebooks were on four main themes; architecture, elements of mechanics, painting and human anatomy.
The Point Behind Point & Figure by Thomas Mullooly
... He had not even made a withdrawal yet, but his solar-powered calculator told him bad news: he’d be scrounging for money by the time he was 76. The $80,000.00 per year he planned to take out would now drain this account entirely in about nine years. The distribution was scaled back, from $80,000 to $24,000.00 a year. Going from $80,000 to $24,000 a year was a lifestyle change for him. He felt burned. Dreams of traveling went out the window. Buy a new car?
Alternative Energy, The Dream And The Reality by Allen Goldstone
... The first installment of this article will deal with the major sources of alternative energy: solar, ethanol, coal gasification and wind power. The second installment will discuss the potential financial benefits of investing in this growing segment of our economy. Solar Energy Solar energy breaks down into passive and active solar. Passive is typically dealt with in the architecture phase of a building. Basically, passive solar is about orienting a building and constructing it with ...
Hands on Science for Kids-Learn by Doing by Lisa Bronart
... Elenco’s Solar Deluxe Educational Kit provides hands on science instruction helping children learn how to build solar models and generate clean energy to power a radio or a calculator. Encouraging children to investigate and challenge themselves is always a difficult task. Entice your child with a top secret investigation. The Mystery Detective Forensic Science Kit is a sure way to make this a fun and exciting way to think outside of the box. Children can solve several mysteries by ...
10 Small Things To Take On Your International Trip by Fred Tittle
... Recommended that you get the solar power ones so that you will never run out of batteries and they are more eco friendly as well. 2 Alarm clock, been to many times that the morning call was missed in small hotels & guesthouses, also you can sleep in airports, train stations and bus stations and you will never miss your connection. If you bring an air mattress and beach ball (I bet you though I carry them for the pool) for the occasions of late flights and cancelled trains.
LEDs: The Light of the Future by William Sutherland
... At the same time, plans are in place to eventually use LEDs to light streets as well as much of the Third World and other areas “with no means of electricity” since “solar charged batteries” can power LEDs for the duration of each night. In addition, “Phillips Electronics is developing remote-controlled LED room lighting [while] Boeing Corp. plans to use LED’s throughout the interior of its new 787 Dreamliner commercial jet.” With the promise that LEDs hold, it is likely that ...