September 26th, 2014
Airlight Energy, a Swiss-based supplier of solar power technology, has partnered with IBM Research to bring affordable solar technology to the market by 2017. The system can concentrate the sun’s radiation 2,000 times and convert 80 percent of it into useful energy to generate 12 kilowatts of electrical power and 20 kilowatts of heat on a sunny day—enough to power several average homes.
Airlight Energy and the IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) will team up to donate a High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) systems to two deserving communities. Each winning community will receive a prototype HCPVT system from Airlight Energy, and be eligible for pro bono enablement and transformation support from IBM CSC. Application from communities will be open in 2015 and the winners will be announced in December 2015, with installations beginning in 2016.
September 6th, 2014
According to Abledata, The MonoMano Cycling System is a leg-propelled adult tricycle with adapted tricycle handlebars intended for upper extremity amputees and others who have the use of only one hand, including stroke survivors and people with brain injury or arthritis. This system includes a Sun Bicycles EZ-3 recumbent tricycle with the MonoMano Handlebar (see separate entry) attached to the horizontal support beam in the center of the trike’s standard U-shaped handlebar. The design of the MonoMano Handlebar enables a person to steer the tricycle comfortably with one hand, while operating both brakes and shifting through all 21 gears without removing his or her hand from the grip. The adapted handlebar is also padded for comfort and easy gripping, and it is adjustable so it can accommodate individuals up to 76 inches in height. Adapted pedals are not included with this system
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I think that this is pretty cool. I wonder if they would sell to regular folk?
If anyone decides that they are going to check it out and buy one, please let me know. I believe that this product is really worth a try out.
What is your opinion?