Exciting news and I am with you, coupled with the advent of graphene, perhaps we can finally usher in a new era of energy. Hopefully we can successfully side track the existing energy barons, or they can implement this tech into society while still generating profits. But, the tech has to also save the consumer(s) some serious cash.
I look forward to this story's development.
ETA: More on the story:
"We've already made a first version of the device," says Willis. "Now we're looking for ways to modify the rectenna so it tunes into frequencies better. I compare it to the days when televisions relied on rabbit ear antennas for reception. Everything was a static blur until you moved the antenna around and saw the ghost of an image. Then you kept moving it around until the image was clearer. That's what we're looking for, that ghost of an image. Once we have that, we can work on making it more robust and repeatable." Willis says finding that magic point where a rectenna picks up maximum solar energy and rectifies it into electrical power will be the champagne-popping, "ah-ha" moment of the project.
Read more at: phys.org...
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