World Community Grid is pleased to launch the The Clean Energy Project by Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Clean Energy Project, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The mission of The Clean Energy project is to discover organic materials to create a more efficient and lower cost solar cell. This in turn has the potential of improving the quality of the air in all regions of the world.
If a member contributes a minimum of 14 days of CPU Run Time to this project, they will receive a Clean Energy Project badge on their member statistics page and next to their member name when they post in the forums. There is a different badge for each research project and beta testing.
In addition to providing information about this project, we have created a forum for discussions about the The Clean Energy project. To participate in this forum, please press the Forums button in the upper navigation bar or click here. Only forum authors with the title "Clean Energy Project Scientist" are authorized to comment as representatives of the research organization: Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachsetts, USA).
The Clean Energy is the eleventh research project to be launched on World Community Grid and one of six projects currently active. The other five active research projects are: Help Conquer Cancer (launched November, 2007), Discover Dengue Drugs – Together (launched August, 2007), Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 (launched July, 2006), FightAIDS@Home (launched November, 2005), and Nutritious Rice for the World (Launched May, 2008). For more detailed information and FAQs about each of these projects, please click on the Research button in the upper navigation bar or click here. We thank all of our members for their valuable contributions to the projects to date and hope you will continue to help us process those, as well as this latest project.
Because there are six research projects running on World Community Grid, your grid agent could receive work units from any of the projects. If you prefer, you may elect to focus your computer's time on only particular projects. To do so, press the My Grid button in the upper navigation bar and select My Projects or click here. To read more specifics on the system requirements for The Clean Energy Project and the other projects, click here.
If you are already a member of World Community Grid, there's nothing that you have to do to prepare for the The Clean Energy Project. The next time your grid agent communicates with the servers, it will send you a work unit from one of the projects at random for which your machine meets the minimum requirements and according to your project participation preference. To know which project you are running, please double-click on World Community Grid icon in the system tray, and you will see the title of the project in the display.
If you have any questions, World Community Grid provides you with four methods of obtaining assistance: (1) Review the FAQs found in the Help section of the website; (2) Review the forums to see if anyone has asked/answered the question that you have; (3) Ask the question in World Community Grid's Clean Energy Project forum found here, and a Community Advisor or a more experienced member will provide an answer; or (4) Send an email to the support desk from the Contact Us link found at the bottom of every page of the website (except in the forums).