Tesla Owners Fund Solar Power, Switzerland Cleans the Air, Google Launches Uluru

Tesla Owners are Investing in Solar Projects Through Wunder Capital (Teslarati.com)

Wunder Capital has been making a name for itself in the world of solar through a set of financial service offerings aimed at accelerating growth within the emerging solar industry.

In specific, the Boulder, Colorado-based company has created lending opportunities for small to medium-sized companies that are looking to make the transition to solar generated power. In order to fund these types of solar initiatives, the company has created two Wunder Capital funds that connect accredited investors with U.S. commercial solar projects.

More often than not, we hear about residential solar, but seldom do we hear about a nationally-recognized company that’s catered to smaller businesses, schools, and institutions that are looking to “go solar”.

The two funds being offered by Wunder Capital opens up an opportunity for individual investors to contribute financially to U.S. solar energy projects that were traditionally out of reach.

[Read More on Teslarati]

Switzerland’s New ‘Air-Scrubbing’ Plant Sucks CO2 out of the Atmosphere (Digital Trends)

A company in Switzerland recently unveiled the world’s first commercial so-called “air-scrubbing” plant designed to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide. At the 2015 Paris climate conference, 195 countries adopted the legally binding global climate deal aimed at limiting the rise in temperature to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit and air-scrubbing technologies are pivotal to this overall objective.

The first of its kind direct air capture (DAC) unit utilizes 18 Climeworks carbon dioxide collectors on top of a waste utilization plant – KEZO, to filter CO2 from the atmosphere. This concentrated CO2 is then supplied to a greenhouse — located just a quarter mile down the road — where it is used as fertilizer to grow tomatoes and cucumbers. The DAC itself is powered by low-grade waste heat generated by the KEZO complex.

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Google Launches Uluru Street View (The Australian)

Google has added Uluru to street view so that people worldwide can enjoy a trekker’s perspective.

Online users can virtually visit the area’s national park along with its iconic and sacred sites. The area is sacred to the Anangu people, who have lived there for more than 30,000 years, Google says in a blog post. The street view experience went live overnight.

“Starting today, people across the world will be able to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on Street View, walk on the desert sand and enjoy the vibrant hues of the rock — from ochre to rust to wild plum and charcoal,” Google says.

[Read More on The Austrailan]



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