Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Future of Solar Energy Home

Dreaming and fantasizing are the first step towards innovation. People all over the world and especially in America are dreaming of a green world where there will be only solar power energizing the needs of the entire country.

Experts feel that in five years, solar power will be cheap enough to compete with conventional electricity, even in UK, Africa, Australia and India. If that is the case more and more people will use solar energy in their homes. In a decade, the cost may have fallen so dramatically that solar cells could undercut oil, gas and coal. Technology is leaping ahead towards eco friendly, pollution free and a green future with the advent of solar energy homes.

Companies producing solar products feel that the day is not so far off when all the cities in America and Europe generate their heating, lighting and air-conditioning needs from solar energy for their homes and on buildings with enough left over to feed a surplus back into the grid.

A piece of dark polymer foil, as thin a sheet of paper can cause this wonder. It is 200 times lighter than the normal glass-based solar materials, which require expensive substrates and roof support. Indeed, it is so light it can be stuck to the sides of buildings.

This can be mass-produced in cheap rolls like packaging and can be in any color to go with the structure and design of the solar energy home. It will be the icing on the cake when the capital cost of solar power falls below the rate of oil or gas. That will be the day when every individual would wish to switch to solar energy for their home use.

Scientists all over the world say that the future lies with solar energy. Using solar energy for home use like heating, cooking, driving car and for all other uses like charging your mobile phone, street lights and heating the swimming pool and powering your computer will become a way of life.
Just as the saying goes that sun never stops shining in California, a solar energy home will never lack the power required to run the house.

China is another country which is fast using this solar technology for its future growth. Japan already is moving in the direction of saving its excess power and the government there is helping device methods to save money on fuel. The future of solar energy homes is spreading rapidly in the east. The Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy is formulating a program to introduce solar energy to more than a million homes in the next few years.

India has long days and plenty of sunshine, especially in the Thar Desert region of Rajastan. With abundant solar energy available, this zone is attracting attention from the Indian government for its research purposes. Solar energy is being used in India for heating water for both industrial and domestic purposes.

Human beings may not be trustworthy but the sun is always kind and generous to mankind in general. Let's hope the future of solar energy homes all over the world is not very far away.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

What Exactly Are Greenhouse Gases, and How Does Biofriendly Help?

Per the U.S. Energy Information Administration web site, there are a number of chemical compounds found in the Earth's atmosphere that act as greenhouse gases. When sunlight strikes the Earth's surface, some of it is reflected back towards space as infrared radiation, or heat. Over time, the amount of energy sent from the sun to the Earth's surface should be about the same as the amount of energy radiated back into space, leaving the temperature of the Earth's surface roughly constant, but greenhouse gases absorb this infrared radiation and trap it in the atmosphere, causing conditions such as climactic change. Biofriendly Corporation's Green Plus liquid fuel catalyst greatly assists in easing greenhouse gas emissions, and assists in restoring the proper balance.

"Carbon dioxide emissions, resulting from the use of petroleum, represent 42 percent of total U.S. human-made greenhouse gas emissions," says Robert W. Carroll, Chairman and CEO of Biofriendly Corporation. "We are very pleased to offer a product which reduces such emissions and contributes to restoring our atmosphere to a more natural state."

According to the U.S.I.A. web site, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are naturally regulated by numerous processes collectively known as the "carbon cycle." While these natural processes can absorb some of the net 6.1 billion metric tons of man-made carbon dioxide emissions produced each year, an estimated 3.2 billion metric tons is added to the atmosphere annually. The Earth's positive imbalance between emissions and absorption results in the continuing growth in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

A large percentage of carbon dioxide emissions come from automobiles, trucks and ships. The reason these vehicles create such a large amount of carbon dioxide emissions is that they only convert 30-40% of the fuel burned into energy, some of the wasted energy is converted into exhaust emissions such as carbon dioxide. Green Plus converts more fuel into energy with a "positive domino effect" - that is, a more complete burn, a more linear burn and a cooler burn. This in turn delivers more power, more torque, better fuel economy and fewer harmful emissions. The best way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is to burn less fuel and Green Plus can help to do this.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Funding Alternative Energy for Housing

We must continually work to make more energy efficient housing. There is virtually no one who disagrees with such a worthy goal. The question becomes; how will we be able to take the next giant leap forward, while maintaining the incremental gains in energy efficient housing. The only way to propel such technologies is to experiment and adapt with new prototypes.

Perhaps what we ought to do is to fund new innovative ideas and concepts. Allow people to submit proposals for new energy efficient home designs for funding with the stipulation that they will do a continuous study for five years on the energy efficiency of the home. These people will live in the home and use it, as they normally would, yet constantly audit their energy usage.

The auditing should be done by the family for the first two years and then by an outside third part energy auditor the next three. This does a couple of things. First, the family learns how to live more efficiently. Second, their normal new lifestyle and usage will be documented for research purposes, giving us a better idea of how such technologies will save money and energy in the future.

Surely, the goal here is not to provide housing, but rather to study alternative energy efficiencies. Those people will not necessarily be getting a free house, rather they will become test subjects from human housing and the future of alternative energy efficiencies. In the last housing boom many homes were slapped together and few had energy efficient materials, this was to save money on the cost to build them - indeed those in the home will be paying for that for years to come.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Teleportation - Is That Day Coming?

Many believe that the Star Trek Teletransporters are coming. Many advanced physicists, will not deny it and agree that someday it should potentially be possible. Are you interested in discussing "teleportation" theory, which would be accomplished outside of the future hyper-mind's ability to assimilate and stimulate particle spin or ion charge to create or disperse matter?

Many scientists and Science Fiction lovers have such theories and there are some great research papers on this bizarre potential eventuality. Indeed, I have some theories myself, well idea-concept level thoughts on long-distance laser mining, weather control, shared pair quantum entanglement manipulations, energy transfer, canceling out time, created atmospheric eddie flows, etc. all of which are somewhat off-shoots of Teleportation theory.

Are you interested in opening a vortex of worms? I believe that the applications are similar intense and of course thinking of:

1.) JIT logistical flows

2.) AI prediction software in distribution planning

3.) Printing what you need at the other end

4.) Terra-forming a planet with DNA thru time or sending particles thru time

5.) Psyche War

6.) Intelligence Gathering

7.) Accident Prevention

8.) Anti-Terrorist Prevention

Outrageous you say, pure poppycock and utter hokum you think? Well, how about in 150-200 years? Still sounds too far fetched, impossible or even magic? Whoops there is that word again; Magic; indeed all new hyper-innovations in science appear to be magic at first until they become common place.

Just think of the Alexander the Great with a cell phone, bet he would have called it Magic from the Gods. We call it an iPhone and what would he thought of a Fax machine? Well what about a 3D fax machine, anyway you see the point.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

How Important is Our Possible Independence From Foreign Oil?

According to recent data gathered up by the U.S. Department of Energy, we consume an unprecedented 2.5 million barrels of oil a day from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). This accounts for one-third of the world's overall fuel supply. Unfortunately, a vast majority of OPEC's members are currently experiencing political and financial turmoil, especially Iraq. Consequently, our reliance on imported oil frequently results in sky-high prices at the pump and elsewhere in our communities. It is now time for federal officials and major oil companies to step up to the plate and develop breakthrough technologies that will hopefully lower these unbearable costs.

Middle- and lower-class individuals like myself continuously rely on home heating oil and gasoline. In addition, commercial and public service drivers who travel to and from major industries across teh nation depend on dirty diesel, which, according to AAA's most recent Daily Fuel Gauge, has reached a record-high average of more than $3 per gallon. It's not fair for people like me to spend most of their income on natural resources that continue to cause illnesses and other hardships every day.

Even worse, if the cost of gasoline runs up to $4 or $5 a gallon this summer or next, how will we be able to afford other important expenses?

People who came of age in the 1970's may have fond memories of the OPEC oil embargo. It was a chronic certainty that those who recall the energy crisis of that time have had to wait in very long lines at the pump. Some even had to violently confront with local gas station owners they believed to be responsible for such unbearable price tags.

The good news behind the current record highs in energy prices is that conglomerates such as Chevron-Texaco do happen to be using their annual revenues to create cleaner-burning and more renewable sources of energy. Solar and wind power, hydrogen fuel cells, and hybrid autos are just a few of the alternative incentives offered to CEOs by the federal government. A 2004 study conducted by the Tellus Institute says that such energy-efficient initiatives could create millions of new jobs for other sectors of the global economy over the next decade or so.

If our highest-ranking politicians start to pick up the slack sooner rather than later, we may no longer have to deal with war in Iraq, sabotaged pipelines in Saudi Arabia, labor disputes and militant reprisals in Nigeria, oil reserve nationalization in Venezuela, and, perhaps more importantly, corporate manipulation at home and abroad.