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In the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world's population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization in ways that we're only beginning to grasp. Stepping in to fight both of these massive problems are the rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. We'll take an in-depth look at the most proven and reliable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. From the experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable energy sources are overflowing with potential… just waiting to be exploited on a massive scale. And unlike fossil fuels, they'll always be there. //Inspired by the popular home décor magazine, this episode of the A&E television series focuses on how the lines between the interiors and exteriors can sometimes be crossed or combined. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL shows that, if carried out correctly, there is no reason the inside of a home cannot be as lush and fragrant as the outside. First, there is a look inside the home of Seattle architect James Cutler. As a staunch environmentalist, Cutler designed his home using recycled wood and other natural products. The same concept was used in the home of designer Nick Berman, whose house was constructed using almost all natural materials. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL heads inside a water tower turned into an environmentally friendly home. There is also a discussion of some of the best natural products to accessorize a home, including bamboo flooring and art from famed environmental painter Dodd Holdsapple and natural sculptor Sally Trout.


Renewable Energy Made Easy: Free Energy from Solar, Wind, Hydropower, and Other Alternative Energy Sources

Studies have shown that the average North American family will spend more than a quarter of a million dollars on energy in a lifetime. What many other countries, including Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, China, Brazil, and even Iceland, have realized is that there is a better way to power our homes, businesses, and cars by using renewable energy sources. Recently, the United States has begun to understand the importance of reducing its reliance on coal, natural gas, nuclear power, and hydropower plants, which comprise the majority of the nation's electricity, due to increasing oil prices. Some sections of the country, including California, are turning to renewable energy sources. In fact, 12 percent of California s electricity is produced by renewable resources. The potential for the use of renewables is very large and understanding their use and their impact is key. Renewable Energy Made Easy will provide you with everything you need to know about these alternative energy sources. You will learn about solar power, wind power, water power, biofuels, geothermal energy, ethanol, wave farms, photovoltaic power plants, and hydrogen fuels. You will also become well-versed on the availability, aesthetics, environmental and social considerations, and longevity issues of these so-called soft energy technologies. In addition, you will learn about the current costs and the projected costs in the future, Energy StarTM regulations, the newest research and innovations, and the high development potential of renewable energy. This book will serve as a guide to creating more efficient buildings and an invaluable resource for how to change our preconceived notions about power. This book has taken the complexity and scientific terms out of this topic, making it jargon-free and easy to understand. Ultimately, you will learn how our country can improve energy efficiency, reduce oil dependence, improve energy security, and reduce the health and environmental impact of our current energy system.


Solar Power Advancements

Solar Power Advancements

when will the human race start colonizing the solar system?

and when will they start colonizing farther space regions?
give me an estimate of when:
1.humans will colonize the solar system
2.humans wil colonize other space regions
when i mean colonization, i mean planetary bases or terraformation. i’m pretty sure the human race can come up with those technologies in 5 centuries from now

in my humble opinion, human beings will not have a need to colonize any more than the moon and maybe mars…at least not until our population outgrows the space for those regions plus earth itself…which is not likely to happen for many thousand years.

The reason I say this, is that as our society continually gets more technologically advanced, we find ways to do things more efficiently with less and less raw material. once our society moves away from carbon-based fuels like oil and coal (whether it be too costly, too damaging to the environment or otherwise) and embrace efficient solar and other forms of energy, we will be able to sustain life here on earth for a long time.

in addition, besides pure curiosity, it doesn’t make sense to explore space for any needs-based reason right now, and in my opinion it will never be necessary. in almost every industry and sector, from communication, biotech, medicine, robotics, computing, etc. technological advancement has been accelerating at an increasing rate. and, technology is getting cheaper while getting more powerful. for example, the smart phone in your pocket is 1 million times more powerful and 100,000 times smaller and almost a million times cheaper than the first ‘supercomputer’ in the 50’s. but as time goes on, the time it takes to effectively ‘double’ the amt. of computing power for the same price is getting shorter and shorter. this is only one example, similar effects can be seen in all those other areas i mentioned and more.

in addition, as we progress as a tech society, notice that birthrates in the most developed countries have leveled off or are still decreasing compared to less developed areas of the world. population won’t surge like this in the future.

with all that in mind, that is enough to prove that we dont need to colonize, so we wont colonize…unless of course purely for curiosity….i will extend the argument into the realm of singularity:

i think that man will eventually enhance himself (as he is already with automation, medicine, bionic implants, etc.) especially with the rise of better nanotechnology, that he will effectively become a machine because the evolution of humanity in which everyone is enhanced with built in tech capabilities beyond anything normal humans as we know them today could achieve (and why not? doing so would be safer, healthier, more productive and efficient way to live, and thus would be the “norm”). the final step would be to live virtually because that existence would be the safest and most secure way to preserve and extend what we would come to know as humanity. we would have no need for the vast natural resources, our solar system, etc. because we would be self sustained, require minimal natural resources, and our culture would advance beyond the physical world…what would be the point to explore space when you don’t even literally need ‘space’ to live?

i think we technically have the technology, at current prices wayyyy too expensive, but its possible…do colonize the moon and mars right now…not practical tho. but i think this merger between man and machine will start as early as 2025 and could be complete in the sense that humanity has more or less moved into a virtual existence, by 2060 or so.

if the second half of my answer is too wild for you, read Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near, or at least look up the theory — it is all based on logic, historical trends and data.

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Solar Power Ltd

Solar Power Ltd

what can i do to keep my car from dying.?

tires plus said by batteries weak and i should get a new one but i just bought that one last year. last year my power locks were draining the battery so they disassembled that. winter really kills the battery. i love a block away from work and that really the only time i drive it and its not too far so it doesnt get that great of a charge but come on…..i bought a solar power battery charger but i dont even think its working. if theres anything i can do to make sure it wont die please let me know. and dont just say “drive it more” cuz im not gonna drive it around the block twenty times just to charge it.
after i had the solar thing on it ALL day, when i started it, it still seemed hesitant with starting…not too much but enough to tell. its a 5W charger…whatever that means
alright then, if it honest to god helps at all i have a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse gs

Your battery should not be going dead just because you don’t drive it very far, especially if you’ve got a solar-powered battery charger.

Offhand, my bet is you have a bad voltage regulator, and it has damaged your battery.

It could also be, though, that your one-year-old battery is a lemon. You can take it back to where you bought it and have them test it. If it tests bad, they will probably replace it at little or no charge. They can also test your voltage regulator and other charging system components. Autozone, for example, will do those tests at no charge whether you’ve recently bought anything there or not.

It might also be that you have a bad alternator, but I rather doubt that. Usually an alternator either works or it doesn’t, there’s no in-between, and it sounds like you have more of an “in-between” kind of situation.

I remember having a similar probably many years ago. I would put a new battery in and it would last a few months and then it wouldn’t hold a charge any longer. Went through three or four batteries that way, with the Firestone store replacing them, except the first one, at no charge. They tested the voltage regulator and said it was OK. But I finally took it to another place, they tested the voltage regulator, found the same readings the Firestone store found, and rendered the opinion that, while the reading was within specs, it was high for that model car (a Ford LTD …remember them?). I replaced the voltage regulator and the problem disappeared.

One other thing I would mention. Nowadays most voltage regulators are an integral part of the alternator, so you might have to replace your alternator to replace the voltage regulator.

Good luck!

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