27 Jun '11, 11pm

Hybrid Monocrystalline and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Ya, ya, ya, China this and China that… Our so called “leaders” need to be fired… everyone of them! We need to enact Trade tariffs on all foreign goods (except the panels!), no resource wars, and spend ALL the money on research for RE and its storage. We can’t have dark inefficient panels, though… they emit too much infrared if used to power planetary civilizations (but still must be better than burning FF’s). Imagine what a panel would look like if it was only as dark as the wavelengths it converted over… If it was, say, 35% eff, then it would appear 65% “light” in color, perhaps like a smoked mirror? And would not be hotter than the ground it sits on. These are the kinds of innovations we need before solar can continue its exponential climb into energy provider #1 (in about 35 years at present rate of growth). We also have to spend these above noted senseless and wasteful...

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