The Science of Sustainability

Solar City: The Future of Nanosolar

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Hoping to leave today's silicon solar cells behind, the Palo Alto company Nanosolar is creating paper-thin solar panels harnessing nanotechnology, a product that could revolutionize solar power.

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Category: Chemistry, Energy, Engineering, Television

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Josh Rosen

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Josh Rosen was the TV Series Producer for QUEST from 2007-2009. He is a senior writer and producer specializing in documentary series and factual programming. Over the last decade he's produced a wide range of non-fiction hours, covering everything from Antarctic expeditions to Civil War history. With a background in feature film, Josh spent four years working with legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog on multiple documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated "Little Dieter Needs to Fly," "Wings of Hope," and "Klaus Kinski: My Best Fiend." His more recent projects are currently airing on the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and worldwide through Granada Media and RDF Television.
  • Laitia Tamata

    I am Mr. Laitia Tamata from the village of Lawaki in the District of Nakasaleka in the Province of Kadavu in Fiji. Our village is being affected by the rise in sea level, climate change and soil erosion from Government constructed roads that run around and through our land. We have to relocate our village with minimal disturbance to the environment including soil erosion from construction work. We need to top this up with the smart city concept using solar and wind energy but we lack the capital and intellect. Our best contribution would be resources and an opportunity to trial the project at a tropic island village.
    I would like to discuss what opportunities there are for a trial project in our village to see the compatibility of the smart city concept used at village and settlement level. I look fwd to hearing from you soon