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Google plans new mirror for cheaper solar power

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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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Google plans new mirror for cheaper solar power


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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology that could reduce the cost of building solar thermal plants by a quarter or more.

"We've been looking at very unusual materials for the mirrors both for the reflective surface as well as the substrate that the mirror is mounted on," the company's green energy czar Bill Weihl told Reuters Global Climate and Alternative Energy Summit in San Franci
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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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This sounds awesome! We heard the slightly dubious story recently of someone using hair to power their solar cells, sounded great, but a little unbelievable.

Well, this is one I can believe in, maybe with a giant like Google getting behind Solar, we will finally be on the road to ditching all the old stinking fuels like Oil and Coal that are causing wars and slowly destroying the planet!

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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 09:33 AM
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lol
now google has Czars too?



posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 09:47 AM
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Currently the mirrors are quickly degraded by weather, what is needed is a replaceable element that can be recycled, in addition there is no point in making mirrors if the production takes more energy than the mirror outputs in it's life cycle.



posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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On a cold winter's night, nothing beats a good blazing coal fire



posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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Interesting. I wonder if they can hook up with the teenager who started using human hair instead of the silicone conductors.

This reminds me, hopefully it's not off topic. What ever happened to the concepts that were introduced in early 2000-2001 that transfered our daily body movements into energy through use of gravity, resistance, static and nanofiber cloths? Where you could wear clothes made of a particular fabric and it could potentially energize any personal devices that you carry.



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