The WIOSUN PV-Therm-180.The WIOSUN PV-Therm-180 - a solar panel over what looked like small light-show combined with a tub of water - was on display at New Age Energy, Inc.'s booth. The PV-Therm is a hybrid system that generates hot water while cooling solar electric cells - raising electric cell efficiency. The technology was developed by Solarzentrum Allgau (near Munich, Germany) from 2003-2008, and the company designed, manufactured, and installed many prototype systems. An automated production facility is slated to open in the U.S. next year.
I did end up talking to a lot of LED companies, so get ready to read about them in February's Lighting Technology eZine!
Finally, being a fan of reusable tote bags, I took a last discerning look around all of the expo loot, and settled on Schneider Electric's bright green and yellow design. It is now in my grocery store trip rotation.
This week's Question: Amazon recently filed a patent for parachute-aided delivery of packages. The proposed idea imagines drones releasing parcels from the sky, deploying parachutes to slow their descent and ensure the valuables inside remain...
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