UConn Professor's Patented Technique Key to New Solar Power Technology

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body-uconn-professors-patented-technique-key-to-new-solar-power-technology.jpg A novel fabrication technique developed by UConn engineering professor Brian Willis could provide the breakthrough technology scientists have been looking for to vastly improve today's solar energy systems.

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  • inetdog
    inetdog Solar Expert Posts: 3,123 ✭✭✭✭
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    Re: UConn Professor's Patented Technique Key to New Solar Power Technology
    RSSfeed wrote: »
    A novel fabrication technique developed by UConn engineering professor Brian Willis could provide the breakthrough technology scientists have been looking for to vastly improve today's solar energy systems.

    Bottom line (literally) of the article:

    ... to the point where the question becomes ‘Can these devices really function at this level?’ Theoretically we know it is possible, but we won’t know for sure until we make and test this device.

    And the photo of the inventor holding an actual working rectenna does not mention that the device in his hand works for microwaves, not light.
    SMA SB 3000, old BP panels.
  • Cariboocoot
    Cariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭✭
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    Re: UConn Professor's Patented Technique Key to New Solar Power Technology

    Or as I often say: "It isn't real until you can buy it in the store." :roll:
  • inetdog
    inetdog Solar Expert Posts: 3,123 ✭✭✭✭
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    Re: UConn Professor's Patented Technique Key to New Solar Power Technology
    Or as I often say: "It isn't real until you can buy it in the store." :roll:

    And sometimes (washing machine power balls for example) it is not real even then.
    SMA SB 3000, old BP panels.