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New Dutch rainwater approach
 

No wet feet, lots of birds and a beautiful view

We saw it this summer in the Netherlands. The rainfall the last years is extraordinary. Climate is changing (see also underneath) and the regular water systems can not always get rit of the rainfall. Therefore, the Netherlands use a relatively new weapon against water: the peak water disposal system.

Flood was the main goal. But the Dutch Water Board wanted to give nature a chance. During the excavation of the pasture last winter, they therefore choose for a tripartite division of the grassland area into different heights. Read more

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The transparant luminescent solar concentrator can be used at buildings, cell phones and other clear surface devices

 

Will transparant Solar Cells be layered over our windows in the future?

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that, if placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. 

The solar harvesting system uses small organic molecules developed by Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering and his team to absorb specific non-visible wavelengths of sunlight.

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'Choreography' between energy supply and demand
 

Is storage indeed necessary for renewable energy?

Lovins describes a 'choreography' between supply and demand, using predictive computer models to anticipate production and consumption, and intelligent routing to deliver power where it’s needed.

This “energy dance”, combined with advances in energy efficiency, will allow us to meet all of our energy needs without sacrificing reliability. Read more and watch the video

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Summertime: are you also replacing your hardware? 

Consider the IWe-SNEW sustainable project

  • SNEW buys and collects your 'old' hardware
  • iWe, sends it to Bangladesh, teaching young people computer technology and internet skills
Together they do an amazing job to improve the world. Take a look on the opportunities for your business
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Are things that bad concerning climate change?

Prepping for the 'new normal'

Well, it is still disputed whether the changing of the worldwide weather patterns is caused by humans or not, but that the climate is changing has nowadays become a science fact instead of forecast.

At BetterWorldSolutions you will find in real-time mankind’s good news, the latest proven products and interesting concepts in the sectors Water, Energy and Sustainability. The darker the night, the brighter the stars sparkle. Which stars in this perspective? Well, our ingenuity, our stamina, our creativity, and our adaptive capacities.

Storms and green cities
The coming period we will give extra attention to autumn and winter weather conditions to inspire decision makers with proven products that prevent damage in urban areas. We will also campaign the possibilities and benefits of green cities under siege by heavy rainfall. For instance infrastructures adapting to surplus of extra rainfall. 

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The 2014 holiday season’s top lays already behind us. Perhaps you’ve been in places where you too saw opportunities concerning water, energy and / or sustainability. Share it with the growing BetterWordSolutions community, of course under your own name: office@beterworldsolutions.eu
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