We'll all be driving electric cars.

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We'll all be driving electric cars.

Postby heath7 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:31 pm

I am so grateful to Cryptogon for leading me to this:<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://pesn.com/2005/08/02/9600142_IAUS_Solar/" target="top">IAUS Pushing Solar to Within Competitive Range of Grid Power</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>There are two key factors in the IAUS technology that enable a cost-effective conversion of solar energy into usable power: their thin-film solar collectors, and their bladeless turbines, which have a much wider application than just converting solar thermal energy to electricity.<br><br>The company also will be combining this new development with existing catalytic technology to generate methanol fuel cleanly from carbon dioxide and hydrogen. All this can be done at a price comparable to gasoline, if not even a little less expensive, considering the present high price of gasoline.<br><br>The solar collectors do not operate as photovoltaic cells. Rather, the sun's rays focus onto a heat exchanger which then transfers the heat to a highly efficient turbine, which in turn hooks directly to a regular AC electricity generator. <br><br><br>Solar panels resemble magnifying glass lenses. Approximately 1/8-inch thick, resilient material, withstands strong winds. <br>Though the panels resemble a magnifying glass, they are in fact composed of thousands of microscopic refracting lenses on a thin substrate that is only about 1/8th of an inch thick, and held in place by a frame. The "thin film" manufacturing process is far less expensive than the photovoltaic cell manufacturing process.<br><br>The prototype is rectangular in shape, with 15 panels on each half, each focusing on a separate heat exchanger that will reach around 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, driving the turbine.<br> <br>However, the manufactured product will be shaped like an octagon, about 22 feet in diameter; and will focus all the rays on a larger heat exchanger, which could get as hot as 4000 ºF. That unit will put out about 6-10 kilowatts of AC power, enough to power a few homes.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br><br>The technology seems simple. The part hardest for me to grasp is the hydration-dehydration process that creates electricity when the sun is hiding. With the efficiency at only 20-30%, this thing will become even more powerful as they hone the technology. <br><br>It sucks that they're rolling it out exclusively for the power companies. If they'd roll it out for the people the big power companies would disappear.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Yay! Imagine that! One corner of your backyard devoted to something like this that would furnish enough power for 3 homes, and clean! <br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: We'll all be driving electric cars.

Postby dbeach » Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:45 pm

nice<br><br>I luv my Honda hybrid and may buy a Toyota hybrid<br><br>SOLAR power has been govt researched since 1950s...<br><br>maybe they will take action if they smell MONEY??? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: We'll all be driving electric cars.

Postby ZeroHaven » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:45 pm

Well they can't just release this type of technology to the general public. That would mean you can drive around all day and not have to pay for all that lovely GAS. You wouldn't remain afraid that we'll run out of OIL. <br>Bah. <p><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/ZeroHaven/tinhat.gif"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--></p><i></i>
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re:We'll all be driving electric cars.

Postby OnoI812 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:37 pm

This sounds similar to, 3d solar nanotech which can be put into paint. <br><br>The problem is we're literally in a death match with the elIte corporations and globalists.<br><br>They know they're future lay in their ability to buy up and control the alternatives, then push their peak oil/population reduction agenda.<br><br>Meanwhile the public needs an method to wiggle out from under their thumb and destroy the well-dressed scumbags once and for all...<br><br>The time window is fast closing.<br><br>Other recent advancements that should be noted , are cars run on water ie. new more efficient methods of producing the Browns gas that could free us from using petrol.The globalists counter to that will be gps tracked toll road taxing.<br><br>But if a significant part of the population ran generators in their homes using this method for even a brief period...it would bring the energy suppliers to their knees. <p></p><i></i>
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