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1 Tiny Solutions to our BIG Energy Problem

2 What is Energy?

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5 U.S. Energy Consumption by Source Fossil Fuels = 84% 2008

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8 Problems with Fossil Fuels...

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11 CO 2

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15 Aerial View of Boston - Today

16 After sea level rises 3 meters

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18 What is nanotechnology?

19 1) Harness Energy 2) Distribute Energy 3) Use Energy Nanotechnology can improve how we:

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23 Problems with Traditional Solar Panels

24 Flexible Thin Film Solar Panels Courtesy: Nova

25 Nanoparticle Ink Printing Process

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28 Not just on the roof!

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30 Courtesy: Nova Nano- solar paint?

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33 Carbon Nanotube

34 Lighting

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36 For more information: (click on Energy Tab) (Saved by the Sun) (info on Tax Credits)

37 This project was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation. Additional funding for development of this product was provided by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center headquartered at Harvard University and the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing headquartered at Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the University of New Hampshire, with support from the National Science Foundation.


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