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2011-07-15 15:15:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AppliCad's first foray into the solar market has proved to be a huge success with the launch of their new Solar Wizard software at the recent InterSolar US show in San Francisco. SolarWizard is a 3D modelling program that calculates solar radiation and shadows on a 3D model of the client's structure and helps determine the optimum location of solar assets such as PV arrays and solar thermal equipment. It should not have been a surprise...

2011-07-06 21:14:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Further consolidating AppliCad's position in the specialist CAD industry is the new release which is the combined result of nearly two years work by the development team. Documentation of suggested enhancements from customers in 39 countries was collated and prioritised according to resulting benefit to users. Top of the list was improved speed followed closely by digitising aerial imagery and solar design tools. Given the ready...

2011-06-22 00:00:34

Seasons UV 50 ++ UPF Solar Guard clothing reacts to sun exposure by changing colors. When white turns to blue parents are reminded it's time to reapply sunscreen to exposed skin. The hotter the sun gets the darker blue it turns. It's one of many Seasons UV products designed to keep kids safe in the sun especially with increased UV exposure during the summer months. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Seasons UV, the makers of 50++ UPF swimwear, is offering a new line of kids Solar Guard...

2011-06-13 08:46:00

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coconut Creek-based SolarCarts, the designer and manufacturer of The Sun Eagle(TM), a solar roof that transforms electric golf carts into solar-powered hybrid carts, announces an extension of its summer special. The summer special, previously available just in Florida, is now open to golf cart distributors in California, Arizona, and Texas too. The most unique factor of this special is that SolarCarts' introductory pricing of their solar...

2011-06-02 12:43:19

Photosynthesis mechanics is the answer to solar energy Understanding the way plants use and store light to produce energy could be the key ingredient in the fight against climate change, a scientist at Queen Mary, University of London says. Professor Alexander Ruban from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has been studying the mechanisms behind photosynthesis, a process where plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce food and release oxygen, for 30 years. In a...

2011-06-02 11:15:00

Experts urge sun safety; warn of dangers associated with indoor and outdoor tanning CHICAGO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lindsay Walsh, like many young women, spent a lot of time trying to achieve that perfect bronze glow year round. She'd soak up the sun outdoors during the summer months and would maintain what she referred to as a "healthy looking tan" throughout the year by using indoor tanning beds beginning at age 15. Walsh felt that being tan made her prettier and...

2011-05-27 07:00:00

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Center Studios, the newest and most anticipated facility dedicated to help establish Pennsylvania as a haven for filmmaking, has just unveiled a 216 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system, thereby joining some of Hollywood's leading film studios in a commitment to sustainability and renewable energy sources. The system is the largest solar project in Delaware County, PA and ranks in the Top 1 percent of all solar projects funded by the...

2011-04-28 15:23:00

FERNDALE, Mich., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunscreen is an important part of sun protection, but it's not complete protection. Currently no FDA measurements for UVA protection exist; a high SPF can create a sense of false security for consumers, who assume complete protection from ultra-violet radiation when that's not the case! Improper application is another issue. Unfortunately in this hurried society, regular application and re-application is often inadequate or compromised....

2011-04-26 09:58:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flying somewhere and want to find out your exposure to galactic and solar radiation? A new update to an iPhone app will let you do that. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The $1.99 "SpaceWx" app provides real-time information about exposure to radiation from solar activity and other sources from space, starting at an altitude of 16,000 feet (5 kilometers). Exposure levels are broken down by altitude and...

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2011-04-24 16:55:47

Accounting for wavelength effects will likely improve climate modelsAtmospheric scientists trying to pin down how clouds curb the amount of sunlight available to warm the earth have found that it depends on the wavelength of sunlight being measured. This unexpected result will help researchers improve how they portray clouds in climate models.Additionally, the researchers found that sunlight scattered by clouds "” the reason why beachgoers can get sunburned on overcast days "” is...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2012-05-12 09:22:57

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 3, 1994 at 11:59 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on November 14 at 7:33 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 174 times at an altitude of 164 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds. This mission further advanced efforts to collect data about sun's energy output, chemical makeup of the Earth's middle atmosphere, and how these factors affect...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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