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masmdu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 08:32 AM
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* 10,000 x more efficient solar developed * Thanks to Nanotech
Last 1/5 of this video the speaker almost off-handedly says that the new nanotech solar cells developed by NDEP are 10,000 time more efficient than typical solar cells.

This seems like huge news! Why is it only here?

http://www.ndep.us/Its-a-Small-World
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 08:33 AM
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1. I, for one, welcome our new, solar-powered, gray goo overlords. n/t
Edited on Tue Apr-20-10 08:33 AM by Ian David
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 11:15 AM
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6. SOYLENT GREEN IS GRAY GOO!!! nt
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 08:33 AM
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2. Technology soon to be purchased and buried by ExxonMobil!
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 08:42 AM
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3. Someone's On Crack - Is It Me?
10,000x more efficient? If typical solar cells were only 10% efficient (and they are typically better than that), 10,000x more efficient would be 100,000% efficient, which would mean that they for every one watt of solar energy that strikes them, they'd produce 1,000 watts - they'd actually create energy that's not there!
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:26 AM
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5. I'm always wary of efficiency claims
Most of them are not "absolute" efficiency but some comparative efficiency. This is almost assuredly what we have here. And even at that, what ever is the basis of comparison had to be horrendously inefficient.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 11:16 AM
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7. At first he said, "brazillion" but had to back off. nt
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 08:50 AM
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4. That particular type of solar cell may have been extremely inefficient before..
He mentions titanium dioxide..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium_dioxide
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