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Super Soaker Inventor Aims to Cut Solar Costs in Half

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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 10:14 AM
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Super Soaker Inventor Aims to Cut Solar Costs in Half


www.popularmechanics.com

Solar energy technology is enjoying its day in the sun with the advent of innovations from flexible photovoltaic (PV) materials to thermal power plants that concentrate the sun’s heat to drive turbines. But even the best system converts only about 30 percent of received solar energy into electricity—making solar more expensive than burning coal or oil. That will change if Lonnie Johnson’s invention works. The Atlanta-based independent inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun (a true technological milestone) says he can achieve a conversion efficiency rate that tops 60 percent with a new solid-state heat engine. It represents a breakthrough new way to turn heat into power
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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 10:14 AM
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Between Nano Solar and this guy things are constantly looking better for solar power. I really hope he's successful!.The less crap we need from other countries the better! It makes for a better world for everyone.......

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posted on Jan, 9 2008 @ 08:54 AM
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Another step towards a future with less pollution. This actually gives me some hope for humanity after all.



posted on Jan, 9 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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Good news from a man with tangible past results... Little chance of it being a hoax and little chance of him going missing also


And since he obviously has good business sense, these things will probably hit the market quickly. All good



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