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Old 12-06-2018, 09:06   #1
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Re: Something to keep an eye on!

Lots of extraordinary claims, with almost no real details. Lots of scientific sounding gobbledy-gook on the website that makes no sense to this former physics major.

Peggie Hall uses a quote from Albert Einstein in her signature line; it says: if you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it well enough yourself (or something like that). The website seems more intended to confuse lay people into thinking they have accomplished the impossible, than to explain anything.

If this is legitimate, and anywhere near as good as they claim, they will own the solar industry within a couple of years. Personally, I'm not going to hold my breath.
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Re: Something to keep an eye on!

200W from a panel that's 12" x 18"?

It so happens that insolation at noon on a bright day near the equator is about 1kW/m^2. If 100% conversion efficiency was hypothetically possible, it would take a 0.2 m^2 panel to generate 200W.

This particular panel is around 0.135 m^2, thus making it 148% efficient. That seems to place it well into the "snake oil" realm.
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Having worked with a lot of technology startups over my career, my response is "interesting but I'm not going to hold my breath."

Making extraordinary claims about transformative or disruptive proprietary technology is how startups lure in investors, media etc. It's how they survive.

One needs only look at fusion technology. The past 20 years is paved with endless startups that have claimed they were on the brink of making commercial fusion reactors a reality. None have so far. Here's a recent example:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6...-key-promises/
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