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Student Team Designs Solar-Powered Wheelchair

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Re: Good use of solar power
Mydesign   6/17/2013 11:27:56 PM
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"Really? Interesting. I actually wrote about a company that said it can do something like that and are working on technology. http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=262437 I have no idea how they are going to use this fabric to harness ocean waves but I guess we'll see!"

Elizabeth, thanks for the link. Hope you will update with the latest details soon.



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Re: Good use of solar power
Elizabeth M   6/18/2013 8:21:59 AM
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I will keep track, MyDesign, and write updates as warranted. Actually I was just visiting friends north of Porto here in Portugal, where I live, and my friend's father told me there is a project off the coast of Portugal doing something with waves. Whether it's true or not, I don't know, but I am going to look into it.

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Mydesign   6/20/2013 5:26:41 AM
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"Actually I was just visiting friends north of Porto here in Portugal, where I live, and my friend's father told me there is a project off the coast of Portugal doing something with waves."

Elizabeth, try to explore it further.

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Re: Good use of solar power
far911   6/20/2013 6:52:21 AM
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@Mydesign - Alternative energy sources are a given. But a redundant source will only add to the cost and somehow negates the purpose of solar energy's autonomy, don't you think? 

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Re: Good use of solar power
far911   6/20/2013 6:56:55 AM
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@Elizabeth M - True. Batteries are certainly serving as an alternative. However, the solar cell batteries should be sophisticated enough to provide long backup times in order to retain autonomy of this power source. 

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Elizabeth M   6/20/2013 8:06:19 AM
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Yes, MyDesign, I plan to! Stay tuned...perhaps there will be a future story out of this development.

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Elizabeth M   6/21/2013 6:28:30 AM
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One would hope that this would be true, far911!

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Mydesign   6/25/2013 6:03:19 AM
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"Alternative energy sources are a given. But a redundant source will only add to the cost and somehow negates the purpose of solar energy's autonomy, don't you think? "

Far911, am not able to follow exactly. I hope you meant about exploring the alternate energy sources. Solar energy won't be available throughout the year, so in such cases we have to explore the other sources like wind/ sea waves (tidal) etc.

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Mydesign   6/25/2013 6:04:23 AM
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"I plan to! Stay tuned...perhaps there will be a future story out of this development."

Elizabeth, we are waiting for that.

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