[ RadSafe ] Solar stuff

JPreisig at aol.com JPreisig at aol.com
Thu Mar 19 11:41:07 CDT 2015

      Some interesting stuff about solar energy  lately.
      Australian researchers are claiming 40%  conversion efficiencies for 
their solar cells.
      Other solar researchers are thinking about  ways to collect solar 
energy in space (in Earth orbit) and how to beam the  energy to the Earth's 
surface.  Too bad Tesla isn't around to help with  this idea.  Have satellites 
around the Earth with solar collecters???
      The other idea is to place optics/mirrors  etc. in Earth orbit to 
direct Sunlight to collection points on the Earth's  surface.  Sounds much like 
the Bond movie --- the Man with the Golden Gun  (the Solex).  Also sounds 
like solar weapons systems tinkered with by the  Germans in WW II.
      Time to get a second MS/MA degree in solar  energy/EE/Applied Physics 
from the Colorado School of Mines (Solar Energy  Research Institute) or 
somewhere like that..???.
      Joe Preisig

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