Since I've gotten myself on the subject of Solar Power (thanks to Superman's Selfish concealment of his powers
) I'm pleased that everyone with an Internet connection how has access to this 45 minute video
from the President and Chief Technology Officer of Sunpower
, Dr. Richard Swanson.
What Superman won't tell us, we're figuring out on our own. Sunpower makes the most efficient solar cells on earth and their doing it cheaper every year. While a lot of research has gone into alternative methods for creating solar cells (concentrators
and thin films particularly) traditional silicon wafer cells have gotten much cheaper and are completely in control of the solar power market.
Next year, Dr. Swanson proudly proclaims, the solar industry will consume more tons of cheap propecia order online
silicon than the the best pharmacy store
electronics industry. Considering that creating silicon wafers is a ridiculously dirty process requiring enormous refineries, he probably shouldn't be so proud. But it's good to see the industry in such good health and growing.
No matter what he says, though, I'm still voting for thin films and concentrators, just because they use less silicon (or none at all.) The video is a great history of silicon solar power and http://www.aco.ca/rx-cialis levitra canada generic
also gives a good account of where the industry is headed (though possibly somewhat biased, as the guy is the president of the second leading producer of solar cells in the world.)
OK, I just got home from Superman Returns and I think Lex Luthor
was right. I mean...Superman, sure he saves a lot of people, but
usually small groups of individuals in straightforward ways. What he
doesn't do is use the combined knowledge of the 28 known galaxies stored in his crystalline
supercomputer to serve the viagra online switzerland
interests of generic cialis cheapest india
just take one example: Superman is canadian generic cialis online
solar powered. He gets all of his
amazing strength and energy from our yellow sun, but you've never seen
him go to a laboratory and try to figure out how exactly that energy
conversion takes place.
Instead of taking the easy way out, I
guess we'll have to viagra online us]non generic viagra
just labor through the next 20 or 30 years of solar
power breakthroughs before we can truly rely on it as an economically
viable source of power.
No thanks to Superman...
The direct conversion of sunlight to electricity is looking
to become economically competitive with traditional burning-hot-stuff
electricity within the next ten or fifteen years. Every time something happens to shorten that
period of time, we do a little dance here at EcoGeek. No, we aren’t going to tell you about the
dance…we’re going to tell you about Holographic Solar photovoltaics.
It’s actually kinda difficult to get a photovoltaic cell to absorb
a wide wavelength of www.pneumapaniagua.es light. While some
work is being done to increase the spectrum of light PVs can absorb (even into
the infrared range) Prism Solar Technologies is splitting sunlight and concentrating
specific wavelengths onto a variety of cells designed to how to order viagra online collect those specific
In their most recent trial, the holographic concentrators
boosted the efficiency per square inch of photo-cell by 25%. Excellent because the concentrators are
cheaper than the silicon solar cells, and also because they’re less environmentally
costly to create. If the cost of the
concetrators drops enough, we could see economicall competitive solar panels
(that you can see through most of) even sooner.)
The results of a probably somewhat biased poll given to 1,004 Americans by the viagra online ordering
world's largest solar-cell producer, Japan's Sharp Electronics Corp show that 80% of Americans want to have solar power as a part of their houses. Two thirds of www.investordaily.com.au
Americans are willing to pay a premium for solar panels and half said they'd pay 10% more for a house with solar panels.
The number one reason cited: to save money.
Ron Kenedi, VP of solar stuff at Sharp said, "Solar has been popular for a long time in areas like California and Arizona. Now we're seeing that the rest of the country is ready to embrace solar energy, and consumers want the option of having solar power their new home." So, what you're saying is, when it was economically viable to http://amarragessansfrontieres.com/buy-viagra-online-australia
have solar power in places with lots of sunshine, people had solar panels? And now that it's economically viable in other areas, those people want solar as well. Crazy...
We've already seen prototypes for a solar powered MP3 player
here at EcoGeek, and a solar cell phone is an obvious next step for the prototypers of the world.
is a consortion of over 50 technology research firms (most of buy discount viagra online
which are, surprise! German.) Details on online levitra
their solar powered cell phone are sketchy, and we are skeptical. This would, at best, simply be an alternate method for charging your phone. It wouldn't replace power chords and, unless solar panels get much more efficient (or some mysterious Russian substance
saves the day) there simply won't be enough surface area on a phone to power it.
Now, we should be fair, phones are getting more efficient all the time. But they're also getting smaller (less room for panels.) I'm ready to say that, if this ever happens, it's five years away. For now, we'll just have to settle for solar backpacks
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