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(Phys Org2)   Scientists invent highly transparent solar cells for windows. Spokesman Paul Moller says takeover of solar power just 10 years away, they just need a few investors   (phys.org) divider line 10
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2012-07-22 12:15:49 PM
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Katolu:
The oil, natural gas, coal, and electric corporations will never let this hapen. Sigh.

It's always pretty funny when I read things like this, because the people who make that sort of claim don't seem to know that there are more than enough companies of all sorts that can make it happen - and they're usually the same companies as the one you seem to think have such amazing power.

It's like that whole "the oil companies won't let alternative fuels develop thing: Who do you think would be distributing the "new" fuels? A bunch of nobodies who come up with the tech, or the multi-billion-dollar industry that already has a massive infrastructure designed to haul around flammable liquids and gases?

An efficient and easily-installed solar power system would be stacked up by the pallet at Home Depot for the weekend handymen - if someone could make one that's really that good. The problem isn't the solar cells - it's all of the other stuff, like installation and power management. Right now, it costs more to install a system (with wiring and battery storage) than it does to make the cells...
2012-07-22 06:40:18 PM
1 votes:
They always say it is just 10 years away - or is that the joke?
2012-07-22 04:18:44 PM
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: Climatologists now control a 250 billion a year budget globally.


At least make your bullshiat vaguely plausible.
2012-07-22 03:53:44 PM
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: State education now indoctrinates this BS into the heads of children.


This is the thing I have the greatest problem with and it's not something new to happen with this current drama either. Now setting aside the random bollocks that in 2012 we have oil, an ozone layer haven't entered another ice age NOR has the multitude of rockets sent in to orbit destabilised our planets orbit all of which were fortold all of which were 100% unchangeable events of which nothing could be done other than to sit back and await the inevitable demise of the species... this school based indoctrination leads to well this sort of bullshiat:

It is impossible to want a move to greener methods of energy production whilst not being overly fussed about the finger pointing yet stating such opinions WILL garner a child like "with us/against us" response. Happens all the time on Fark.

The rampant desire to indoctrinate people from an early age in to the current way our species will die does us more harm than good in the long run; more so when older people come around and call bullshiat on it.

After all, nobody here drives to work anymore. We ran the planet totally out of oil in 2000.
2012-07-22 03:05:02 PM
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: semiotix: Torsoheap: 4% efficiency is not likely to get it done.

We're talking about an infinite rain of photons from the sky.

You might be. Some of us remain in the realms of reality, however.


Eh, the technicalities here lie in semantics. The rate (energy density of sunlight) is limited, while for all intents and purposes, the supply is unlimited. Like some cell phone data plans.

/not arguing.
2012-07-22 02:08:07 PM
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: Climatologists now control a 250 billion a year budget globally.


This caught me off guard, usually this kind of derp comes helpfully packaged in green text.
2012-07-22 02:01:36 PM
1 votes:

cirby: Katolu:
The oil, natural gas, coal, and electric corporations will never let this hapen. Sigh.

It's always pretty funny when I read things like this, because the people who make that sort of claim don't seem to know that there are more than enough companies of all sorts that can make it happen - and they're usually the same companies as the one you seem to think have such amazing power.


Climatologists now control a 250 billion a year budget globally. They dominate the liberal media where for example the BBC presents climatism as an undeniable fact. Every academic institution in the western world now puts a warming-scare spin on their papers and most political parties in US and EU put it in their manifesto. State education now indoctrinates this BS into the heads of children. You cannot work in TV, journalism, research or politics without agreeing to this stuff. Massive tracts of land are covered in wind turbines, while ordinary people are being driven into energy poverty by the millions. All the money is going from taxpayers to climatology businesses, corrupt politicians and land-owners, and there's no means-testing, so this represents a regressive tax on the poor to subsidise the rich and powerful.

What were you saying about amazing power again?
2012-07-22 11:50:49 AM
1 votes:
4% efficiency is not likely to get it done.
2012-07-22 09:46:53 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: That's great, but don't roofs usually get more sunshine than windows?


And the ones on the roof are close to 4 times more efficient, but think bigger... Glass office tower bigger.

The article mostly talked about device applications anyway, so we are a long way out from building applications.
2012-07-22 05:58:49 AM
1 votes:
Still waiting

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