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In August 2015, researchers at Michigan State University developed a transparent solar concentrator, which has the potential to turn any window or pane of glass into a solar cell. Spearheaded by Prof. Richard Lunt, the research aims to integrate solar power into the lives of people in a minimally impactful way. This technology is truly amazing!
These solar cells are totally transparent. Now the very nature of transparent materials means that light completely passes through them – meaning that no energy can be captured. To overcome this challenge, the Michigan State researchers created the technology called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator which employs organic salts to absorb wavelengths of light that are invisible to the eye. These wavelengths are then guided to the edges of the cell, where thin “conventional” strips of photovoltaic solar cell convert the captured light into electricity.
The top efficiency of these solar cells is only 5% – because only part of the light spectrum is utilized. These numbers are low compared to “ordinary” solar cells but on a larger scale, the numbers quickly multiply – and the cells would of course be in locations that are not being used in any other way except as windows! If all the windows of buildings are replaced with the transparent solar cells, then the possibility of solar-powered cities is truly not far off. They are also looking into using the transparent solar cell as a screen for smartphones or tablets which can give you a few more minutes or even hours of usage on a single battery charge.
As of now the researchers aim to continue to develop the power efficiency of the cells while maintaining an affordable price. This technology offers a big promise in the field of renewable energy. There are still trying to improve the cell and has a long way to go before it can be put into the market. But one thing is for sure, the sensational transparent solar cell is the future of alternative energy….
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If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video.
One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique prepping system that changed his life forever.
I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Don't just take my word for it... watch his short video and decide for yourself.
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An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.
Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.
We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.
Neighbors said that for the last couple of years Claude has tried to unearth and learn the forgotten ways of our great-grandparents and claimed to have found a secret of gargantuan proportions. A secret that he is about to reveal together with 3 old teachings that will change everything you think you know about preparedness:
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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
Watch the video to see what happens: