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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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.

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1 Comments:

  • Blogger is broken again, doesnt let us publish pictures in posts..

    Sigh.

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 10:46 AM  

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