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Solar Power Update: Nanoparticles Remarkably Improve Solar Collection Efficiency

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Arizona State University is using graphite particles 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair to greatly improve not only solar collection efficiency, but also in magnifying its alluring market profitability for widespread use globally.

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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 5:28 am
This is extremely GREAT good news indeed!!!!!!

Thursday April 7, 2011, 5:35 am

Every government on Planet Earth should have been creating and using this advanced solar technology for decades, but perhaps war, oil, and control were always more important to them!?

But it's costing us now!

Kit B (276)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 7:13 am

Very interesting and positive steps forward. Currently most are using their attic for storage of lithium batteries that collect the power from the solar arrays, this sounds more efficient.

KS Goh (0)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 1:01 am
Thanks for the article.

Gvapo T (22)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 8:28 am
I wonder how much time would they need before we really see this new tech implemented

Danica R (0)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 10:53 am
i love solar powered stuff!

Robert O (12)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 12:32 pm
This is one of the few bits of really good news to emerge from Arizona in a long time. I live there so I know. Thanks.

Ralph F (67)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 2:16 pm
Wow! Synchronicity. I'm not a scientific person but the other day I was wondering if nanotechnology (I know there is a down side, too) might be used somehow to help with non-fossil, non-nuclear energy technologies. Thanks ASU and thanks for posting, PinkMindy.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 3:37 pm
Only thing of using battery's in an attic is you have to have good ventilation since the battery's evaporate under extreme heat releasing toxic fumes. Be nice if we could all afford Solar. It sure would make a difference in pollution and the ozone as well.

Dianna M (16)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 4:09 pm
I've had solar panels on my house for years. I wish I could've afforded the whole package--dormer, battery, etc,--but what I've got helps. (I feel so . . . radically progressive!) Should we spend money improving solar power? You bet'cha!

Rossy Osborne (0)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 11:36 pm
Interesting and informative, and good to see adds for Aust there.
Made a note and will ask for additional info at a later date.

Justin R (0)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 11:38 pm
Great News!

Alicia V (181)
Sunday April 10, 2011, 8:22 am
The way to go.

Roger G (154)
Sunday April 10, 2011, 1:52 pm
great news thanks

KS Goh (0)
Monday April 11, 2011, 5:54 am
Thanks for the article.

Jaette Carpenter (20)
Monday April 11, 2011, 7:30 am
I knew once people start actually putting their nose to the grindstone, that it is just a matter of (a short) time before we will have collector panels the size and price of cell phones or IPODS that collect more than the solar panels ever did. The technology has taken so long because the manufacturers would just be able to charge money for the initial product. It will be hard to 'collect' ongoing fees for solar power (maintenance of collectors only?) I suspect that is why there has been so much foot dragging on solar development. Much easier to charge the heck out of people for gas/oil and nuclear power.
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