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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Four new American Chemical Society podcasts shine a light on solar energy

This week's "Site of the Week" highlights four new audio podcasts from the American Chemical Society, explaining the science and technology behind solar power. They're available for schools to use free of charge and are intended to complement the group's magazine for high schoolers, ChemMatters.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has released a series of audio podcasts highlighting the science and cutting-edge technology behind solar power. The podcasts, available free of charge, tell the story of how scientists and students are making progress in harnessing the abundant energy of the sun. Well-suited for classroom use, the first two episodes explain the chemistry behind solar power—an alternative to fossil fuels that could have a larger role in the years ahead as a sustainable energy source for the world. The third and fourth podcasts describe a competition supported by the U.S. Department of Energy called the Solar Decathlon, in which students compete to build the world’s best solar homes.
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Source: eSchool News