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June 9, 2009

Crowdsourcing with The Energy Crowd

The Energy Crowd is a crowdsourcing web site which is attempting to create new sustainable energy technologies by gathering input from engineers, designers and the general public. The goal is to bring together individuals who might otherwise be working in isolation. Participants may be highly skilled but are working without remuneration. A project which is currently underway is the design of a solar heating system for the home which will capture energy from sunlight during the summer and store it to heat the home during the fall and winter. If a commercially-viable solution is arrived upon, it will be made available via a General Public License (GPL).

The site also publishes online a collection of news and information about sustainable energy called 101 Ways to Kick the Carbon Habit.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at June 9, 2009 6:37 PM
category: Design & Engineering | Human Creativity

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