posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:06 AM
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
So if the claim was 20 times more efficient, it would be bogus. It's 5 times more efficient, but produces a lot more power due to other processes
which up until now have not been able to have been utilized.
Thats certainly most of it.
The biggest reason why the "20 times" claim doesnt work is that its a MISTAKE by a journalist and the inventors themselves make no such claim at
site itself says...
a square meter of sunlight has a maximum energy content of 1,000 watts. Based on this, a 20% efficient photovoltaic (PV) panel should produce 200
watts of energy from one square meter of sunlight.
With appropriate lensing, our 1000 watt Spin Cell is expected to use less than 0.20 square meters of 20% efficiency PV as the sunlight is concentrated
20X and efficiency is increased.
So as you say, they're only claiming 5 times more power, and this only after they add lenses.