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07 Mar 2016
Energy and metering
This past year an exceptional concept in renewable energy won the "Forward Thinking" award within the RE:VOLT Electrifying Ideas competition. The thing that was this new idea? Solar balloons put together by Israeli scientists Joseph Cory and Dr. Pini Gurfil for Sun Hope.

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Precisely what are Solar Balloons?

Historically the term "solar balloon" has known simple black balloons which were filled up with air. Based on Wikipedia, "as sunlight shines around the balloon, the air inside is heated and expands, causing an upward buoyancy force, comparable to an artificially-heated heat balloon. Some solar balloons are sufficient for human flight, but usage is limited towards the toy market because surface-area to...