Sounds like some spam? Well I aint asking for dollars but it would be nice if you could use your spare CPU cycles to help scientists design the cheap solar systems of tomorrow.
No nanosolar is not going to save the world. They are 1 good idea and we need many more if we are finally going to get solar to pump some serious watts into the supply.
So if you don't have thousands to donate.. How about donating CPU cycles?
It seems to be a recent start and already people seem to be flocking to it. However right now they say it will be 2 years to complete! By then it may be pointless anyway and the delay will mean only more coal is burned and more oil flows into the gas tanks of SUVs.
If we could get more people on the extra WUs done would surely speed up the process and hopefully put a serious dent in that 2 year timetable.
Perhaps you could talk to your boss about consider running it on office computers? Adding to the PR of how the company is using its own computers in the fight against climate change!
The BBC climate change experiment years ago used PCs around the world to demonstrate the effects of global warming. Breaking the back of several GW denial claims.
I will not lie to you however, The CPU will run at 60-100 percent and depending on wattage it will increase your power bill. So do not feel guilty when it comes time to shut the PC down. Better to shut it down and just get one WU a day done than looking at the power bill later and uninstall it after you tried to get 3-4.