06 Sep '11, 7pm

Using Sunlight to Dry Clothes – Indoors

I have a very small solar company in Berlin NJ. My son & I have been struggling to get it off the ground with limited success due to the economy. We have a 30 year old company restoring historic buildings and we wanted to branch out and have been studying solar classes at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA over the last 4 years. We are very sincere about our efforts to embrace solar for a multitude of reasons. Here is an idea that came to me years ago and it coalesced in my thinking yet again just recently regarding surpassing the 20% window of energy collected by our best solar panels. I was reading how Mandelbrot’s research and book, “The Fractal Geometry of Nature”, inspired a young ham radio operator to bend antenna wire into a simple fractal shape for better reception. His hope was to copy how nature uses 3d space to maximum efficiency of energy flow, be it wat...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/06/using-sunlight-to-dry...

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