Nano Bugle

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Nanotechnology helps Entrepreneurs in the Renewable Energy sector

The INL is especially interested in entrepreneurial and market orientated projects. We are continuously surfing the market and media to catch up the latest tendencies related with nano applications.


During the Nano Renewable Energy Summit on Monday (July 21, 2008), Michael Bruce, from the U.S. Department of Energy, said that US is clearly making new efforts to attract entrepreneurs at early stages to commercialize renewable energy concept. Obviously the current oil prices and the Global Warming effect is behind this clever and well received decision.


 In the Iberian Peninsula we have excellent conditions for renewable energy projects but in order to attract investors and customers, we should foster our research and technology. Clearly Nanotechnology may contribute to the creation of new start ups in this sector.


As a good example we invite you to visit Nanobugle and you will discover a new type of solar panel that allows light to pass through it like a pane of glass. This system has been invented by MIT scientists. They said that it is 10 times more powerful than conventional methods of producing energy from sunlight. Besides, this technology may be used with ordinary domestic window, by generating electricity with minimum structural alterations of our buildings and houses.

If this informations and the photo taken by Donna Coveney caught your attention, than check out the additional information we have selected for you at Nanotech-now, Independent and Mit.

You can also see a  videowith an interview with Mark Baldo explaining the process. 



August 4, 2008 - Posted by | Educational & Teaching Resources, Nano News

1 Comment »

  1. Nano Technology has been used in many processes. It is great to know that, it helps entrepreneurs in the renewable energy sector also. It indirectly helps in becoming energy independent.


    Comment by Heartland Energy Development Corporation | March 16, 2009 | Reply

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