Solar Power isn't Feasible!

Solar Power isn't Feasible!
This cartoon was on the cover of the book "SolarGas" by David Hoye. It echoes the Sharp Solar slogan "Last time I checked nobody owned the sun!"

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Presentation at the EPFL

On August 9th, 2007, Sybille and I had the privilege of presenting our work in Cairo, Egypt at the graduate student lunch seminar series at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. We thank coordinator Jim Pugh for inviting us to present and Nikolaus Correll for hosting us.

Mauro Cherubini, a doctoral student in the Center for Research and Support of Training and its Technologies, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, has done such a nice job of summarizing our talk on his blog, that I refer interested readers to visit his site here: www.i-cherubini.it/mauro/blog/

His own work in education and media is of great relevance to our ongoing mission to raise the living standard of the urban poor through combining social and technological networking strengths and honoring collective intelligence as a means for problem solving. We encourage everyone to follow Mauro's work very closely -- exciting things are happening at the EPFL.

3 comments:

Michal said...

Hi Thomas,

It seems that the idea of building solar thermal water heaters from recycled materials becomes popular not only in Cairo ;-). For more details follow the link below:

http://www.instructables.com/id/E9WT5FSF54HOCV4/

Best,
Michal

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