Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Breakthrough: Chemistry of Personalized Energy Systems

Wonderful Idea - Hope that it develops and is affordable!


Personalized energy (PE) is a transformative idea that provides a new modality for the planet's energy future. By providing solar energy to the individual, an energy supply becomes secure and available to people of both legacy and nonlegacy worlds and minimally contributes to an increase in the anthropogenic level of carbon dioxide. Because PE will be possible only if solar energy is available 24 h a day, 7 days a week, the key enabler for solar PE is an inexpensive storage mechanism. HY (Y = halide or OH-) splitting is a fuel-forming reaction of sufficient energy density for large-scale solar storage, but the reaction relies on chemical transformations that are not understood at the most basic science level. Critical among these are multielectron transfers that are proton-coupled and involve the activation of bonds in energy-poor substrates. The chemistry of these three italicized areas is developed, and from this platform, discovery paths leading to new hydrohalic acid- and water-splitting catalysts are delineated. The latter water-splitting catalyst captures many of the functional elements of photosynthesis. In doing so, a highly manufacturable and inexpensive method for solar PE storage has been discovered.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Still Rebuilding and Updating

Thanks so for your patience. Since moving to our land we have been very busy with chores and planning towards becoming self sustaining on just a few acres. We finally have the place to try out all those things that we've been dreaming about - solar and wind energy, solar greenhouse, garaden, sustainable forest... on and on - very exciting. We'll be telling you all about it in the coming months and we'll be adding interesting and important resources for those of you wishing to become somewhat or fully independent and self-sustaining so keep checking ToolsforSurvival.com. Thanks!

To the Future