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Originally posted by Skada
He was using this plan. I think that using a long antennae would produce better results; as the earth is a huge capacitor. Also, setting up a series and parallel circuits would hopefully produce better results.
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Originally posted by James1982
reply to post by alfa1
It's just like when you put a fluorescent bulb next to a Tesla coil and it lights up. Is that free energy? No, it's just coming from the Tesla coil.
It's a cool little experiment, but it's not free energy, it's just picking up electricity that's already been generated.
Originally posted by timmhaines
reply to post by Alxandro
Most Diodes are assumed to have .7 dropen.wikipedia.org...
A Germanium Diode (such as the 1N34) will typically have a forward voltage drop of just 0.3 volts which means they are much more efficient.
Originally posted by ChungTsuU
reply to post by timmhaines
Over time equals 20 years for "SunPower", if you go "Thin Film" which equals "First Solar", then yes 10 years and the degradation of the cells is exponential each year after initial exposure...NABCEP Certified.
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Prior, I was working with an organization that was designing solar arrays for mining facilities. Quite possibly the worst environments for panels. We have an example at the Biosphere in Arizona. Unfortunately "greed" got in the way of this going further. We were beginning to work with the mines in W. Virginia.edit on 16-8-2011 by ChungTsuU because: (no reason given)edit on 16-8-2011 by ChungTsuU because: grammar, and clearificationedit on 16-8-2011 by ChungTsuU because: (no reason given)edit on 16-8-2011 by ChungTsuU because: (no reason given)