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Quite possibly a Solar cell game changer

eric strt6

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SkaredShtles

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Sep 21, 2003
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Man... I really feel like we're getting tantalizingly close to a MAJOR breakthrough - if we could get massive gains in solar cell efficiency combined with a breakthrough in battery technology... I think we might be "there" at that point. :thumb:
 

Jm_

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Man... I really feel like we're getting tantalizingly close to a MAJOR breakthrough - if we could get massive gains in solar cell efficiency combined with a breakthrough in battery technology... I think we might be "there" at that point. :thumb:
1000x more efficient/power sounds suspect. Skeptical. If you could start gathering that kind of energy on a larger scale you'd probably start having winter in the middle of summer, as all the radiation would go into electricity and not heat the surface.
 

SkaredShtles

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Sep 21, 2003
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1000x more efficient/power sounds suspect. Skeptical. If you could start gathering that kind of energy on a larger scale you'd probably start having winter in the middle of summer, as all the radiation would go into electricity and not heat the surface.
Well, it *is* "Science Daily" so... skepticism is probably warranted. :D

But a significant breakthrough on the solar-cell efficiency front combined with a revolutionary battery breakthrough sure would be a game-changer, I'd think...
 

Jm_

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I just want silent air conditioning and heating in my camper overnight, is that too much to ask?
Yes. This is what I put on every hotel review. We can put a fucking man on the moon, but we can't keep an A/C unit in 2021 from screeching constantly and vibrating.
 

HardtailHack

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1000x more efficient/power sounds suspect. Skeptical. If you could start gathering that kind of energy on a larger scale you'd probably start having winter in the middle of summer, as all the radiation would go into electricity and not heat the surface.
Do you live in North Carolina?
 

Westy

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Nov 22, 2002
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1000x more efficient/power sounds suspect. Skeptical. If you could start gathering that kind of energy on a larger scale you'd probably start having winter in the middle of summer, as all the radiation would go into electricity and not heat the surface.
Solar cells are already 10-20% efficient. 1000x and we will be getting tons of free energy, fuck the laws of thermodynamics.
 

jonKranked

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Yes. This is what I put on every hotel review. We can put a fucking man on the moon, but we can't keep an A/C unit in 2021 from screeching constantly and vibrating.
it could be done, but nobody would want to buy a $10k + window a/c unit.