Monthly Archives: December 2013

Solar Energy Power Plants coming of age

The use of photovoltaic solar cells for residential and commercial use has been increasing rapidly as the cost of these cells has dramatically come down. Still, solar energy still accounts for only about one percent of U.S. energy demand. Recently, … Continue reading

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Carbon fiber making progress in automobiles

The substitution of high strength carbon fiber compositesĀ for steel in automobile bodies is gaining momentum (See also earlier posts as background on carbon fiber). As reported in Bloomberg Business News, BMW has taken the lead by investing in a plant … Continue reading

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