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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Auto Industry => Solar Power Industry?

This is what I'm talking about - time for new industry to move in, especially in the alternative energy/transportation mindset. Too bad all of the components they plan to manufacture here won't get used here just yet...

Check it out: Stirling engine solar dish farms also seek to restart Detroit

Also, Stirling engines aren't new, but they're being used in more innovative ways recently: Dean Kamen's company, DEKA, developed smaller Stirling engines to serve as the power source for another device designed to purify water. It was tested in Bangladesh to check the efficacy of removing arsenic and organics (ie toxins) from the water sources they have there. The fuel for the engine? Farm animal waste...

Michigan Central Station

I can't remember who was telling me about this, but check it out: Michigan Central Station