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Around the world in 80 Ergs

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:41 pm    Post subject: Around the world in 80 Ergs Reply with quote

http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/10/sunhope-solar-balloons/

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What could be more refreshing than casting off your carbon shackles with a bunch of solar balloons? Our favorite environmental architect visionary, Joseph Cory, of Geotectura has seized this dream with an award winning way to take solar energy to the skies. Hes teamed up with Technion aerospace engineer Dr. Pini Gurfil to develop an an array of helium filled platforms constructed from a new fabric coated with photovoltaic solar cells. Dubbed Sunhope, the project is showing great promise as a low-cost deployable system that would harness solar energy while maintaining a minuscule environmental footprint.
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