When people are locked out of their homes, their first instinct is to panic. However, this isn’t what you want to do if this happens to you. Just take a deep breath and take the steps needed to get the problem taken care of.
The first thing you’ll want to do is figure out if there’s an obvious solution to the problem. Is there are friend or family member with a spare key you can call? Is there another way you can get into the house? If there isn’t, you’re going to need to find another solution.
If there’s an emergency situation, like a young child who’s left alone in the house, you may need to call the police. However, if you don’t need to get back into your house … Read more
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.
It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface.
And, according to Richard Lunt of MSUs College of Engineering, the key word is transparent.
Research in the production of energy from solar cells placed around luminescent plastic-like materials is not new. These past efforts, however, have yielded poor results the energy production was inefficient and the materials were highly colored.
No one wants to sit behind colored glass, said Lunt, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science. It makes for a
… Read more
Did you know how much electricity the world consumes every year? According to the statistical data from the Index Mundi website, the global electricity consumption reached 17,780 billion kWh in 2011 and 19,090 billion kWh in 2012. With the constantly growing population and the expansion of technological infrastructure, this number increases each year while the energy resources of our planet are limited and will be exhausted in the near future.
At the same time, the Earth receives the average of 164 Watts of solar energy per square meter within a 24 hour day, making it 84 Terawatts of power (or 84 billion kWh) per day worldwide. So, the challenge is to collect the necessary amount of solar energy by the means of solar panels. You may
… Read more