Light down a wire for solar power
Solar power could be produced cheaply in specially designed optical fibres, say researchers.
The work, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, makes use of nanometre-scale wires built around optical fibres like bristles.
Those wires give the light much more surface area to interact with, leading to higher overall efficiencies.
However, only the ends of the fibres must be exposed – they funnel the light elsewhere for power generation.
Instead of roof-sized panels, small collectors could be used on the roof, with the real machinery of solar power generation tucked away, for example, between a home’s walls.
“Using this technology, we can make photovoltaic generators that are foldable, concealed and mobile,” said Zhong Lin Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.
The most efficient – and the most familiar – solar cells are those based on silicon, which absorbs light, generates electrons, and shuttles them around to create a current.
Recent years have seen leaps and bounds in the use of so-called dye-sensitised solar cells, in which the electrons are released from special dye molecules designed to absorb sunlight.
While dye-sensitised cells are promising because they make use of cheap and robust materials, they are comparatively inefficient.
The new method starts with commercial optical fibre, like that used in telecommunications, with the outer layer stripped off.
The team then creates a “forest” of zinc oxide nanowires around the fibre, and deposits the dye molecules over them. This creates a much larger effective surface area that helps to boost the cells’ efficiency.
What is more, the light needs enter only at the ends of the fibres, so a large-scale implementation could see just small collectors on a roof, with the bulk of the power-generating materials tucked away.
“Optical fibre could conduct sunlight into a building’s walls where the nanostructures would convert it to electricity. This is truly a three-dimensional solar cell,” Professor Wang said.
Professor Wang said that future modifications to the surfaces of the nanowires could boost the devices’ efficiency.
“It’s really nice, elegant work,” said Saif Haque, a solar cell researcher from Imperial College London.
“It’s a clever way to make better use of the light.”
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Hydrogen can be produced by wind turbines and electrolysers on the proposed WINDHUNTER vessels. These large ships or platforms will operate out of sight of land either moored or anchored while facing into the wind and the oncoming waves. Millions of them can operate on the world’s oceans with minimal environmental impact and human resistance.
Converting to a hydrogen energy system world wide will save earth’s resources, reduce heat trapping gases and bring peace since wars over land based resources will become unnecessary. The wind energy will be available for harvesting as long as the sun shines on our beautiful rotating earth.
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It took me awhile to finally get this done but it’s decent for the message I’d like to throw out to people. Feel free to share this with social lists and people who you think would like to learn more about alternative education 🙂
I also wanted to post this section of an interview with David Icke that pretty much explains my position on “New Age” information. Take a look.
This was sent to me by my uncle I’d like to repost this! Alex Jones was talking about this a couple weeks before gas started to rise.
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Your about to embark on something profound
that was suppressed and hidden from public view
What is it? It’s called Orgone energy it was founded
by Wilhelm Reich. This Orgone energy he found could
be harnessed and used to treat and reverse cancer
damage by healing the body of destructive energy
as well as create and dissipate weather patterns
with the capabilities of also harnessing free energy
from the air with this Orgone.
He actually founded this energy while studying
the affect of sexual tension and the real energy that
it’s produced through orgasm. Perhaps a little bit
more then you would like to hear but this real energy
was isolated by Mr. Wilhelm Reich and created to
be more and more powerful with organic and
inorganic material such as metals to catch and
release this healing energy inside a designed space.
This combination would create what is now known as a
I first heard of Wilhelm Reich several years ago from
a video on the internet which I believe is in my blog
somewhere, it was a lecture about orgone energy and
the affects that they had upon biological and outside forces.
Soon after the FDA had found out about his research and
devices and arrested him and made all his literature and books
illegal and burned as though we had entered Nazi Germany.
Roughly hes almost like another Tesla tossed down the
drain to keep us from a free social structure of energy and
health as well as ways to help control weather patterns.
But there is ways to create this energy right now,
there exists plans to create these cloud busters and
orgone generators. I offer for your consideration today, a
quick story of who Wilhelm Reich was, what he did and
why it’s important for you to understand his work.
Take a look his finding are more important then you
Wilhelm Reich – Cloudbuster
Suppression re enactment of Wilhelm Reich – Cloudbuster. Take a quick ten minutes to first understand what I’m really saying here, it’s important and this quick, very fast clip will play and it will create a strong feeling of curiosity to finish this post I assure you.
Mans Right To Know
Tells the story of Wilhelm Reich’s life & discoveries, and ultimate demise. He was able to document a cosmic life energy he called Orgone. Amongst his discoveries were Orgone energy was the Orgone energy accumulator that was used to reverse cancer. And also a device called the cloudbuster which could create or disperse clouds and create rain. He was thrown in jail after the FDA concluded he was a quack. His books and research were burned like a modern day witch hunt. He ended up dying of a heart attack in jail a week before his release.
Peter Robbins – Orgone Energy, Wilhelm Reich and UFOs
Peter Robbins Presents ‘Orgone Energy, Wilhelm Reich and UFOs’ (from the 15th Annual International UFO Congress Convention & Film Festival) Peter Robbins has been involved in UFO studies for more than 25 years, as a researcher, investigator, writer, lecturer, activist and author. He is a board member of Budd Hopkins’ Intruders Foundation and is co-author of Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Bentwaters-Woodbridge UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation. Robbins has lectured extensively both in the States and abroad. His topics have included the U.K.’s RAF Bentwaters-Woodbridge UFO incident; the suppression of UFO information by the American and British Governments; James Vincent Forrestal, first Secretary of Defense and early casualty of UFO secrecy; Dr. Wilhelm Reich and UFOs; the UFO abduction phenomenon; crop circles, and the media and UFOs.