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Solar Panels Ditching Petroleum for Cotton and viagra cheap Beans

Solar Panels significantly reduce our dependence on buy ultram cheap online fossil fuels. But there is a Catch-22 in that we use fossil fuels in order to create solar panels. BioSolar offers a solution to move us a little farther out of this silly loop, and helps us generate solar power with even less use of levitra kaufen in frankfurt petroleum. PV cells made of crystalline silicon use plastic polymers as a backing. And we know what plastic is made of.

 

BioSolar has figured out how to make that protective backing without plastics, using cotton and beans. The backsheets are made by taking used cotton rags and recycling them into cellulose. The cellulose is blended with a nylon made from castor beans. (Okay, okay, I’m sure it takes some petroleum to modify these materials, and it doesn't take all petroleum out of the cheapest cialis from india product – it is an improvement, not perfection.)

 

The new backsheets last as long as conventional plastic backsheets, work just as well, and are about 25% cheaper, which helps a solar industry that is buy tramadol cod working hard to canadian pharmacy online reach price parity with coal. Every little bit counts. And as technology improves for production methods, perhaps we’ll get to zero petroleum use in generating renewable electricity.

Via Scientific American

 

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A great breakthrough
written by Carl, September 19, 2008
This breakthrough has gone largely un-noticed...what this means is that the cost of a solar panel will be less due less reliance on oil and that they become more carbon neutral. The bean plants used to produce the backing serve to remove CO2 from the air. Genius!

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