Solar Power Without Light?
Popular Science has a great story this morning about a small Florida-based company who came up with a new technology that takes advantage of the global warming phenomenon to generate electricity. Matteran Energy uses 'thermal-collection technology to heat a synthetic fluid with a very low boiling point (around 58F), creating enough steam to drive a specially designed turbine. And although a fluid-circuit system converting heat into electricity is nothing new, Matteran's innovative solution increases the system's efficiency to a point where small-scale applications make economic sense,'. I guess that this technology won't be of much use to us, who live in the great white north, but southerners would be able to enjoy its benefits all year long.