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Cleantechnica Article – Chemputer

This was published on cleantechnica.com months back. I did not realize it was not here until someone pointed it out………… Recently a 3D printer called a “chemputer” was announced. The headline read: “Researchers developing ‘chemputer’ that prints drugs.” This device, if modified, … Continue reading

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Clean Technica Article – Graphene Silicon Nanoplatelets Increase Li-Ion Battery Capacity 4 Fold

Six months ago Northwestern University professor Harold Kung theorized that using a graphene silicon mixture, there was a way to extend a new lithium-ion battery’s charge by 10 times and increase its lifespan by a factor of 10. The technology … Continue reading

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Just Some Thermo Geek Stuff

Tonight I was asked a question in IM (instant messenger) that I thought was interesting. It ran along the lines of … and this is paraphrased … “If you had a shipping container full of dirt, how much more energy will … Continue reading

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Honeycomb Solar Thermal Panel

In the late 80’s at school we took two layers of bubble wrap and put it beneath the glass sheet in a solar thermal panel. It improved winter efficiency of the panels quite a bit. However, the bubble wrap melted … Continue reading

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Stirling Power and Thermal Efficiency Curve

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Extruded Plastic Solar Thermal Panel Case

It occurred to me that solar thermal panels could be produced for much less that the $150 USD per square meter that current panels cost. This can be done by extruding the case and filling it with insulation at the same time. … Continue reading

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Cleantechnica Article – Using Thermodynamics and 100 Year Old Technology To Break The $20 per MWh Barrier

Possible Title : Using Thermodynamics and 100 Year Old Technology To Break The $20 per MWh Barrier  Sub $20 per MWh Energy – Part 1 – Using Thermodynamics and 100 Year Old Technology To Break The $20 per MWh Barrier  For … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Flakes – Using Plastic Solar Cells To Produce Hydrogen

Simple though. Create a roll to roll manufacturing process for 2-10 mm clear plastic solar cells that are slightly denser than water. Dump them in a clear top tank or pool with water and an electrolyte that is  lighter than the … Continue reading

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Image Of The Final Design

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The Evolution Of The Final Design

The Evolution Of The Final Design (aka inventing an age of abundant energy for the future) For years the production of energy has fascinated me. Over the past 20 years I have experimented with solar cells made via inkjet printer, a hydraulically … Continue reading

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