A Ray of Hope

If we 21st century folk are eating more potatoes, at least we won’t have to sit in the dark

Columbus (OH) – Researchers at Ohio State University have accidentally discovered a new solar cell material capable of absorbing all of the sun’s visible light energy. The material is comprised of a hybrid of plastics, molybdenum and titanium. The team discovered it not only fluoresces (as most solar cells do), but also phosphoresces. Electrons in a phosphorescent state remain at a place where they can be “siphoned off” as electricity over 7 million times longer than those generated in a fluorescent state. This combination of materials also utilizes the entire visible spectrum of light energy, translating into a theoretical potential of almost 100% efficiency. Commercial products are still years away, but this foundational work may well pave the way for a truly renewable form of clean, global energy.

Whatever happens after Tuesday, we need to make energy independence a top priority. If we can buy a solar lawn light from China for 3 bucks it can’t be far away. Think decentralized, think clean, think of an Energy Race that will make our country proud and respected. Yes, we can.

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2 thoughts on “A Ray of Hope

  1. Cranston is going broke again and here, when not compulsively obsessing about Sarah Palin, we’re talking about potatoes.

  2. Skeptic:

    So we’re wasting time on the blog, and you state that by… wasting time on the blog. Even better: by posting falsehoods about the city’s finances.

    Now, if you’d like to try having a real debate (contrary to nearly everything you’ve posted previously), I’d be glad to oblige. Maybe then you wouldn’t be wasting y(our) time so much.

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