Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.
Thousands of people across the globe believe the world will end in 2012 -- but why? Tune in and learn more about the beliefs of 2012ers, from interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar to concerns over irregular sunspot cycles and solar storms.
What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping shows the materials that could make that possible, and how questioning our notion of 'normal' can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs.
Justin Hall-Tipping CEO of Nanoholdings explains how nanotechnology is set to change the future of energy and replace fossil and nuclear fuels. According to their About Us page:
"Nanoholdings is a team of scientists, investors and innovators working at the cutting-edge of nanotechnology to develop solutions to the world's growing energy problems. Working in partnership with the world's best universities we develop products and companies that will revolutionize the way we use and generate energy."
Sonoma Wine Company in Graton, Calif., recently installed a unique solar array that generates both electricity and hot water in one system. SmartPlanet visits the wine producer's operations and sees the new hybrid unit developed by Vinod Khosla backed start-up, Cogenra.
Microwave? Convection Oven? Indoor Grill? BBQ? It might be the sun. Solar energy causes no harm to the environment, little radiation to food, and it makes this chicken taste delicious!
"Kai Yang Palang Saeng Arthit"
This restaurant uses a solar heating system made of 1,000 hand-mirrors to cook chicken nicely in 14 minutes. Located in Cha Um, a three hour drive from Bangkok, Thailand.
Solar heating your home with pop cans.
go here for pics of a solar heater someone built on their own... same design as the one in this video (and comments from the builder.)
for pics and description of the same kind of solar heater built by someone else.. same basic design.