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Denver Zoo Using the Power of Poo

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March 23, 2012
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It's only a prototype now but the Denver Zoo is using animal poop and trash to power an electric rickshaw. The plan is to test the fuel's efficacy to eventually power an entire elephant pavalion. It's all part of a green experiment that will save money.


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Brazil: The Solar Project in Florianpolis

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Deutsche Welle (June 17, 2013) — Solar power has so far played a minor role in Brazil. But now, with German aid, the country's largest photovoltaic power plant is being installed in the state of Santa Catarina, with a target capacity of 1 megawatt. Until now, only 2.5 MW of Brazil's power portfolio has been covered by solar, less than the 0.01% of the solar power share in Germany. Yet in the Earths largest tropical country, the potential is unlimited.
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Rust Brings Boost to Solar Energy Potential, Say Scientists

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Reuters (Feb. 8, 2013) — Using the power of sunlight, Swiss scientists are developing methods of extracting inexpensive, safely transportable, hydrogen fuel from iron oxide - commonly known as rust. The process essentially converts solar power into hydrogen, vastly increasing the potential of solar energy to serve as a viable renewable energy source across the world. Jim Drury met the scientists behind the research.
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Laser Beaming Could Make Power Lines Obsolete

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Reuters (Dec. 11, 2012) — A company in Washington state is developing wireless technology that delivers electricity via laser beams. The scientists and engineers who run the company, Lasermotive, are using the lasers to power aerial drones but say their technology could also replace conventional power lines to deliver electricity to homes.
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