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What is Sustainability? (04.02.2010)
Written by Randy Bisenz  

As the general population becomes more aware of our environmental challenges and the emerging energy crisis certain words have become popular in the media.  Not too many years ago words like sustainable, green or renewable would bring snickers from people who thought the environmental movement and search for alternative energy sources were just hoaxes perpetuated by those with purely political agendas.  Not anymore.  Just about everywhere you look in media and advertising people are talking green and sustainability.

One unfortunate side effect of having meaningful words become marketing buzzwords is that what these words mean and represent is often lost in a barrage of advertising and shallow quasi-news reporting.

The words sustainable and sustainability are powerful words with meaning that reveals great wisdom for the future of humankind.  It is important that we preserve the power of these words to help us understand what we must do to provide a high quality of life in the years ahead.  It would be tragic to be seduced by the spin doctors that because we put a green or sustainable label on something that we are properly addressing our long-term challenges.

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Cost-Effective Solar Energy Technology (05.17.2008)
Written by Bright Future Staff  

Problem:  Solar energy technology offers a clean renewable alternative to conventional energy production.  The main barrier to implementation of solar technology in electrical power production is the cost and availability of the materials used.

Solution:  Concentrator Photovoltaic systems concentrate the sunís energy onto a relatively small surface limiting the amount of expensive materials required to build these systems.

Concentrator PV systems are not new.  There is a Concentrator PV power plant that has been operating in the Mojave Desert for over 25 years.  This older design takes up a tremendous amount of space and is not practical for most applications.  The following article describes a new design that is much more efficient and can be used in a relatively small amount of space.


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