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    Ultrasonic Technologies, Inc. (UST) is a small R&D and manufacturing company located in Wesley Chapel, Florida, specializing in ultrasonic quality and process control equipment for solar cells, fuel cells, health and defense industries (www.ultrasonictech.com). Dr. Sergei Ostapenko, President and CEO of the company will serve as a Principal Investigator of the Incubator 11 project. He has many years of experience in technology development, and previously served as PI in NSF and DOE funded projects. The DOE SBIR Phase I and II programs provided seed funding for commercialization of UST’s Resonance Ultrasonic Vibration (RUV) system for solar and fuel cell applications [7, 8]. Proprietary RUV technology [9] was initially developed for photovoltaic…

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    United States use of energy, there have been millions and millions of dollars spent on energy. Energy is needed to provide the basic needs such as: food, production, transportation, housing manufacturing, construction, and many other things. We depend on so many things, especially in the U.S. Our biggest energy source are the fossil fuels and we are no longer limiting the amounts of how much we use up. I would say we have reached a certain peak in which we have used up all of our fossil fuel…

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    but most worryingly, according to NASA, the past 13 years have had the 13 smallest ice sheets on record (NASA, 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Wintertime Extent Hits Another Record Low). The National Ice and Snow Data Center claims that a loss of the entire Greenland ice sheet could result in a sea level increase of 20 feet, enough to flood many major metropolitan…

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    more so is energy. The amount of available energy, as in fueling energy, has decreased over time, due to usage. The major energy sources that are being dwindled are those that are nonrenewable, meaning they cannot be used again. Without a stable supply of energy, a society slows and eventually falls. Each fuel source has its own benefits as well as setbacks. Some have economic perks, while others have larger environmental setbacks. Many of the energy resources chosen in a scenario are selected…

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    Historically the humanity has been conditioned to use fossil fuels and its derivatives, but the finitude of this natural resources incentive the development of new types of energy, mainly the renewable ones. In addition, the overwhelming of the atmosphere with carbon dioxide makes this new kind of energy a new hope because is commonly seen as the solution to the environmental problems. As a result, the benefits are considered the only point of view in many discussions about the theme, even…

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    fuels, there is nearly always another topic mentioned: alternative energy resources. Alternative energy resources are defined as, “current technologies that have comparable or better performance, but do not emit carbon dioxide (Alternative Energy 2015).” Due to the harmful nature of the overuse of fossil fuels, scientists hope to replace them with four alternative energy resources. The four alternative energy resources are solar power, nuclear power, wind power, and hydroelectric power. Solar…

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    planet. In today’s world we have the technology to get energy without the burning of fossil fuels. But some people say that non-renewable energy is too much money, and not as reliable compared to the burning of fossil fuel. What I was to find is if the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of using solar energy, Hydroelectric, wind energy, and Nuclear energy for our energy sources. I also want to understand how each of the non-renewable energy systems work and what technology they use. …

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    the planet now. According to alternative energy organization, the world produces carbon dioxide that is release to the earth’s atmosphere everyday. The carbon dioxide that is released increases the warmth of our planet which is causing “Global Warming” (altenergy.org). How do we prevent global warming, but still produce energy? One answer is to replace the technologies that are releasing carbon dioxide with alternatives that do not release carbon dioxide (altenergy.org). We call this process…

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    Solar power is one of the three main energy sources associated with alternative energy amongst hydro and wind. In today’s world, the need for this alternative energy is at an all-time high as fossil fuels and other conventional sources of energy are beginning to damage this planet’s ecosystem at an alarming rate. Solar energy, although not completely pollution-free, is an inexhaustible fuel source. Every hour energy from the sun is sent into Earth’s atmosphere and within this hour, there is…

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    commercial energy is extracted from fossil fuels such as natural gas, oil, and coal while the rest comes from renewable sources. According the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 1.5 trillion barrels of oil are available as of 2014 based on proven oil reserves. These calculations are repeatedly revised and disputed by organizations because there may be reserves that cannot be taken into consideration because they are yet to be discovered. The International Energy Agency Oil Market…

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