The World Solar Challenge Race

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The world solar challenge is a race for solar-powered cars, and it has been around since 1987. It takes place every other year, and it brings together dozens of teams from multiple countries across the world. Each team comes with its own unique and innovative solar-powered car, and they all compete for the championship title. The purpose of the whole competition is to encourage individuals, companies and academic institutions to put their resource into researching and developing cars that are exclusively powered by the sun, with the hope that one day, solar power could be a viable alternative to fossil fuel when it comes to running automobiles. Most participants are usually university and company teams, but some high schools have participated in recent competitions. The challenge is usually held in the remote in-lands of Australia, and it starts in Darwin, and goes through Northern Territory, all the way to Adelaide in South Australia.
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Is 25% of your energy costs going out the window?

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For tall buildings reflecting solar heat is the best option as  By reflecting heat away from the building, the need to cool the inside of the building is lessened. Additionally, in colder months, Low-E coatings help reduce heat inside from leaking out. After-market reflective window film has a similar effect, and these films can be a more cost-effective measure than replacing your property’s non-Low-E coated windows, as standard Low-E coated single-glazing windows will make a noticeable impact. Tinted glass absorbs a large fraction of incoming solar radiation through a window, reflective coatings reduce the transmission of solar radiation, and spectrally selective coatings filter out 40% to 70% of the heat normally transmitted through insulated window glass or glazing, while allowing the full amount of light to be transmitted. If replacement of aged, inefficient commercial windows is a consideration, double-glazed windows with Low-E coating greatly reduce overall heating and cooling costs, and the most efficient triple-glazed windows are also an option.

According to Nick Pastras, from Smart Cleaning Solutions, "Some customers with large corporate buildings have reported savings in the vicinity of 1-2%, not to mention clean windows are much nicer to look through" he said. Inspect Seals and Weatherstripping Today’s window sealants are built to last, yet the materials weren’t always as reliable

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Decades of Federal Government Support Spurred Natural Gas Boom

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Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the U.S. is in the midst of a shale gas boom. Armed with a horizontal drilling technique that allows companies to access natural gas trapped in shale formations, the industry’s production has surged and prices have fallen to historic lows. Supporters often hail shale gas as a miracle of the free market — a product of enterprising risk-takers who commercialized fracking techniques without government help. Except that’s not entirely true. If we look at the history of how horizontal drilling techniques were commercialized, we find a strong base of government support through R&D, mapping techniques, cost-sharing programs, and billions of dollars in tax credits. The Breakthrough Institute wrote a report on this support last year showing how decades of federal support helped businesses pioneer and commercialize new, risky drilling techniques. The Associated Press published a follow-up story this week on the history of government support in shale gas.
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FUEL FROM CHICKEN FEATHERS?

If we go by the stats, every year 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste accumulates annually, because we have gigantic appetite for poultry products. They can’t be stuffed into pillows. Mostly they are utilized as low-grade animal feed. Scientists in Nevada have created a new and environmentally friendly process for developing biodiesel fuel from ‘chicken feather meal’. Professor Manoranjan ‘Mano’ Misra and his team members at the University of Nevadadiscovered that chicken feather meal consists of processed chicken feathers, blood, and innards. Prof. Misra has been honored as the 2010 Regents’ Researcher by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. Chicken feather meal is processed at high temperatures with steam. This feather meal is used as animal feed and also as fertilizer. Chicken feather meal has high percentage of protein and nitrogen. The researchers have paid attention to the 12% fat content of the chicken feather meal.

Professor Manoranjan ‘Mano’ Misra and his team members at the University of Nevadadiscovered that chicken feather meal consists of processed chicken feathers, blood, and innards

Misra has been honored as the 2010 Regents’ Researcher by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. Chicken feather meal is processed at high temperatures with steam

They have arrived at the conclusion that feather meal has potential as an alternative, non-food feedstock for the production of biofuel

This chicken feather can be utilized to store hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles

This chicken feather can be utilized to store hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles

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Does This Country Benefit From Sufficient Bright Days To Make Solar Energy Panels Seem Worth The Solar Energy Prices That They Cost?

We may believe that the UK is not that sunny, but it depends on your locale; North Scotland may be freezing more than it is sunny, and southern England may be the reverse. It actually turns out that the UK gets in the order of 60% of the sun that the equator gets. When it comes to using Solar Energy Panels, these can in fact create electricity in daylight on a cloudy day, although it goes without saying that, bright sunlight will create more electricity. So generally, the answer to the question is “yes”, although there are more constraints than how much sunlight there is. The siting of the building that has the Solar Energy Panels installed is crucial, for the Solar Energy Panels must be sited onto a roof with a south facing side, or within 900 of south. Also the selected roof should not be overlooked by buildings or trees that could block sunlight or the Solar Energy Panels may well never get up to their full making level.
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Reference of Terms

The phrase "only" is employed typically in common presentation as well as in writing, nonetheless it can be utilized improperly. Audience or the audience is might have difficulty finding out the thing that the speaker definitely designed when it's applied incorrectly. Prevent this confusion by using the concept "merely" effectively in every word. Advertisement Steps Part 1 of 2: Knowledge the Word "Just" Take into account "only" is actually a modifier.

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