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Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 07-28-2011, 01:20 PM
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Posted By cragger
Solar cells printed on paper!

More progress toward cheap, flexible power generation at MIT:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-26/solar-powered-ipad-seen-as-mit-advances-cells-printed-on-paper.html
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-27-2010, 01:43 PM
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Views: 32,956
Posted By cragger
Re: A little solar power:

You might consider that your first post was on Christmas Eve. People are busy this time of year. Also, a meaningful response is likely to require research on topics that a lot of people don't have...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-14-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By cragger
Re: A little solar power:

Neat idea. Lots of things you can do with the thin-film stuff coming out. One thing about the shingles idea though is that you want to angle a flat collector at roughly the latitude to maximize the...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-14-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By cragger
Re: A little solar power:

PV solar is currently a pretty small slice of US electricity production. But before you consign rooftop installations to insignificance, consider that there are a bit over 100 million households in...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-06-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By cragger
Re: A little solar power:

I'm not too clear on just what you are asking. The impact on land use depends, in general. A home designed to maximize passive solar gain has zero land use impact for example, its a matter of...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-27-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By cragger
Re: A little solar power:

From the audio, they had a lens about 2 meters in diameter. The lens is of good enough quality to obtain a fine focus. Just a cool video, but it does illustrate just how much free energy is...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-27-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 32,956
Posted By cragger
A little solar power:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0_nuvPKIi8&feature=player_embedded
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