New NightShine Solar Panels “Game-Changers” In Fight Against Climate Change!

By J I Thacker reporting from the front line of the climate emergency

A new prototype solar panel from the Technical Institute of Copenhagen (TIC) promises to be a game changer for renewable energy prospects.

“Hitherto, daily and seasonal intermittency has been a killer for solar panels,” says Rickard Pierrot of TIC, one of the team behind the invention. “Only an idiot would make solar a major part of energy infrastructure in a developed country. But NightShine answers the sceptics, and then some.”

Pierrot first had the idea for his invention when he read a story about diesel generators masquerading as solar panels in Spain to claim the over-generous subsidies. The scheme was only rumbled when the “solar panels” continued to feed power into the grid at night time.

“What if solar panels could work at night?” Pierrot wondered. “At first, I thought of charging enormous batteries and then using them to generate light to shine back on themselves. But that was a dumb idea.” He laughs and sips his soya latte. “You might as well just send the battery power to the grid. Why illuminate the panels?”

His next idea was a true lightbulb moment. “Traditional solar panels work by intercepting photons. Naturally the Earth is opaque to photons, so at night the panels are useless. But the Sun emits another kind of particle that shines right through the Earth, even at night: solar neutrinos.”

The only problem for the team was finding a material that would intercept a particle that is extremely reluctant to interact with any ordinary matter. “Neutrinos only interact via the weak force,” Pierrot explains, demonstrating a salt-shaker dodging around a pepper mill. “That means you have to bring the neutrino extremely close to another particle before they notice each other. But what not a lot of people know is that although neutrinos pass through the Earth, they do change on their way through – a bit like the way white light is changed into a rainbow as it passes through a triangular prism.”

Keying in on this relationship, Pierrot was able to theorise a molecular structure that would be partly opaque to neutrinos, based on the precise orientation and atomic spacing of the lattice. A materials scientist at Bologna University produced a prototype to that specification that, according to Pierrot, “caught 10% of solar neutrinos in at least one of the three flavours.” He laughs. “Personally I like vanilla!”

The NightShine solar panel is still in its testing phase at the moment. The magical material may still be a trade secret, but we know it is expensive, and the panel’s lifetime is uncertain. But Pierrot is confident he’s onto a winner. “If we can catch 10% now, in ten years we’ll be able to catch 30%. This technology has the potential to be a game-changer in the fight against climate heating. By the way, are you single? You have the most incredible blue eyes!”

Pierrot’s work was funded by, among others, the European Union Onion Growers’ Union (EUOGU).

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John Garrett
April 1, 2021 6:05 am

I looked at the calendar.

It says April 1.

I’m not as gullible as the WaPo, Pravda (a/k/a the New York Times), NPR, PBS, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, the Associated Press (see the especially gullible fool Seth Borenstein) and the rest.

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commieBob
Reply to  John Garrett
April 1, 2021 6:44 am

It speaks well for the scientific literacy of WUWT readers that this story was flagged for what it is, mere moments after it was posted.

Reply to  commieBob
April 1, 2021 7:20 am

The title gave it away.

noaaprogrammer
Reply to  co2isnotevil
April 1, 2021 8:52 am

My first thought was that he was going to have the solar panels catch the rays from a “fool” moon.

Willem post
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
April 1, 2021 11:37 am

Not a fool moon, but a foolish blue moon would be better.

Such crapola, from Denmark, the sun-starved, wind turbine loving country, that could not exist, except for the Norway hydro plants to counteract the “moodiness” of wind

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  co2isnotevil
April 1, 2021 9:09 am

I thought the giveaway was the “soya latte”.

To bed B
Reply to  co2isnotevil
April 1, 2021 2:20 pm

No it didn’t. Plenty out there like it that are published any day of the year.

TonyG
Reply to  commieBob
April 1, 2021 10:56 am

If it were published elsewhere, I wonder how many would actually have believed it?

Gunga Din
Reply to  TonyG
April 2, 2021 5:28 pm

Well, at an Earth Day people signed a petition to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide.
And at one of those Climate Summit things people were interviewed and said they’d be willing to wear gas mask to capture their own CO2 emissions.
(I think CFACT did that last bit.)

Vuk
Reply to  commieBob
April 1, 2021 10:59 am

It is exactly 47 years to the day that Mount Edgecumbe, the Alaskan volcano unexpectedly erupted after being dormant for 400 years, see here Eruption_of_mount_edgecumbe/

lgp
Reply to  commieBob
April 1, 2021 3:17 pm
jorgekafkazar
Reply to  lgp
April 2, 2021 11:45 am

That apparently dates from 2019. Earlier work goes back to before 2008:

“EXPERIMENTAL LUNAR COLLECTOR

Pendragon, G. L. P.; Satsuma, Damson G., Elboviani, F. Q., University of West Oklakota

“Abstract: A ten microfurlong diameter parabolic collector was constructed and tested in the 0.8 microfurlong to 0.1 microfurlong band during a full moon. The resultant lunar energy was re-radiated as a collimated lunar beam by means of a second parabolic reflector with an estimated efficiency of 0.31 %. . . ”
I believe the 10 𝜇furlong parabolic disk may have been a VW hubcap.

Phaedo
Reply to  John Garrett
April 1, 2021 6:51 am

Every day is April Fools’ Day for climate warriors.

john harmsworth
Reply to  John Garrett
April 1, 2021 7:58 am

What’s the best place to advertise this to catch the maximum number of Democrat eyeballs?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  john harmsworth
April 1, 2021 9:39 am

the Yale 360 web site (which actually allows comments): https://e360.yale.edu/

or the Yale Climate Connection site (which doesn’t allow comments): https://yaleclimateconnections.org/

I post a lot of comments on the first- but hardly anyone reads the site. I complained to the 2nd site about the no comment policy- and of course they didn’t get back to me.

Charles Higley
Reply to  John Garrett
April 1, 2021 9:52 am

You are correct. Neutrino interactions are so rare that no suable power would be produced and the interactions could just as well destroy the compound and overall structure. Starts out taking about how they rarely interact and then develops a material that fixes that? They are still atoms and mostly space.

I like vanilla.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Charles Higley
April 1, 2021 10:07 am

What is the point of catching 100% of particles that are essentially energy-less? I spotted the nonsense at the “10% remark. Catching one in ten trillion neutrinos is impossible.

Vuk
Reply to  John Garrett
April 1, 2021 10:07 am

Hold on a minute, this is not as stupid as it sounds.
The CO2 molecule radiates huge amounts of absorbed energy once insolation falls to zero according to the formula Jim Hansen devised
Eabsorbed/Eradiated = 0.1 (ln e)^2
Although this appear to be a very small ratio, the efficiency is far higher than it could be expected and as it happens is responsible for a significant part of global warming.
I ‘m in the market for some of these night time solar panels, however there is no link to the distributor company.

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Reply to  Vuk
April 2, 2021 5:08 am

Vuk
If one actually measures IR from the sky at night you find a lot of molecular signatures, such as nitrogen species and hydroxyl, but not apparently (from what I’ve found published) anything from CO2.

Curiously the latest publication I could find about IR “night-shine” was in the 1940’s. Anyone have anything more recent?

https://orbi.uliege.be//bitstream/2268/72225/1/SWINGS_1945_a-strong-infrared-radiation-from.pdf

Stupid question I guess. Why would anyone want to experimentally test the CO2 “greenhouse” theory?

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Vuk
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
April 2, 2021 8:01 am

Hi Hatter,
How true, testing the above ‘Hansen’ formula (which I recommend to all to do) would open the door to unlimited energy of the CO2 re-radiation. Happy Easter to you and all.

Hari Seldon
Reply to  John Garrett
April 1, 2021 10:11 am

Dear Mr. Garrett,

Don´t compare the former Pravda to NYT, please: The former Pravda was a very objective and high level media compared to NYT, WaPo, AP, CNN, Guardian, Reuters, Forbes, etc. I have paractical experiences with both sides.

commieBob
Reply to  Hari Seldon
April 1, 2021 5:20 pm

There was a woman who was semi famous for combing the back pages of the NYT and coming up with the most ‘amazing’ stuff. The lies would be at the front of the paper but apparently it was possible to find the truth by combing through the back pages.

Gerald Machnee
April 1, 2021 6:08 am

April 1 again.

Doug Huffman
April 1, 2021 6:09 am

Happy April Fools

Neutrinos that do not interface in the thickness of the Earth are gonna inteact with the atom in a crystal lattice. When does it become a culpable lie not to be laughed off?

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mcswelll
Reply to  Doug Huffman
April 1, 2021 6:15 am

When it’s an April Fool’s joke.

Neo
Reply to  Doug Huffman
April 1, 2021 9:04 am

I couldn’t understand why they just didn’t use a series of hundreds or thusands of mirrors to reflect the sunlight around the world to the dark side.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Neo
April 1, 2021 9:41 am

You should apply for funding to develop that idea- might get you millions! :-}

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Neo
April 2, 2021 11:51 am

First, you convert the sunlight to laser beams . .

Independent
Reply to  Neo
April 2, 2021 3:36 pm

Time to watch “Batman & Robin” again?

Taylor Pohlman
April 1, 2021 6:12 am

Only useful quote in this SiFi article is “Only an idiot would make solar a major part of energy infrastructure in a developed country. “. The rest is the thinnest speculation. Just exactly what happens when a particle with no mass and no charge gets ‘captured’. Physicists out there, please enlighten me.

April 1, 2021 6:13 am

Nice. Especially on this day of the year!

Bruce Cobb
April 1, 2021 6:15 am

I hope they have them in Strawberry flavor.

beng135
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
April 1, 2021 7:33 am

Nite-time solar panels would be made of black licorice, to absorb all the neutrinos. Ummm, Good & Plenty…..

Bill Powers
April 1, 2021 6:18 am

If your first thought after reading the headline wasn’t “Oh right. Its April Fools Day” then you just aren’t paying attention.

PCman999
April 1, 2021 6:20 am

What an incredible load of horse shit! 💩💩💩 Neutrinos are so rare the idiot could catch all the neutrinos going through the panel and it would amount to squat.

Graemethecat
Reply to  PCman999
April 1, 2021 6:22 am

Take a look at the date today, chum.

PCman999
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 1, 2021 7:58 am

Yah, I got totally punked on that one…

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  PCman999
April 1, 2021 9:42 am

But I bet a lot of climate alarmists might bite on that one- somebody send it to Saint Thunberg.

Notanacademic
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 1, 2021 11:05 am

She can see neutrinos

Joe
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 1, 2021 8:07 pm

That’s quite a special talent! She may be the only matter in the universe capable of reliably converting neutrinos into anything else!

Graemethecat
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 1, 2021 10:49 am

Don’t worry, it happens to us all. In any case, it’s no more absurd than some of the Warmunist claims.

LT3
Reply to  PCman999
April 1, 2021 7:24 am

Interacting with a Neutrino is rare, however 10 trillion of them pass through you every second.

PCman999
Reply to  LT3
April 1, 2021 8:02 am

But if you could catch all of them, how much energy could you extract from them (unrealistic best case scenario of course)

LT3
Reply to  PCman999
April 1, 2021 8:47 am

I don’t know, but when one collides with in a heavy water detector it creates a detectable flash.

Reply to  LT3
April 1, 2021 9:22 am

And just this flash illuminates the solar panels 😀

Notanacademic
Reply to  LT3
April 1, 2021 11:40 am

If they didn’t go all the way through would I put weight on?

LT3
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 2, 2021 3:24 am

No, it would destroy one of your molecules and you would lose an atom, but you would gain heat.They are traveling near light speed.

john harmsworth
Reply to  PCman999
April 1, 2021 8:44 am

The panels are coated with a material created by two scientist named Fay and Ree. In a pulverized form the Fay-Ree dust is spread on the panels, making them almost magically cost effective.

Bruce Cobb
April 1, 2021 6:31 am

Ever get the feeling someone is shining you on?

SMC
April 1, 2021 6:42 am

Methinks some commenters have forgotten what humor is, as well as today’s date.

April 1, 2021 6:43 am

His first name “Hercule” ?

SMC
Reply to  E. Martin
April 1, 2021 6:44 am

No, Rickard. Hercule’s long lost cousin. 🙂

Earle Williams
April 1, 2021 6:45 am

But what if the particles don’t identify as neutrinos?

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Earle Williams
April 1, 2021 7:31 am

In EE techspeak they’re called “queertrons.”

beng135
Reply to  Earle Williams
April 1, 2021 7:35 am

They’d have to be neutrinos-of-color, like quarks.

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Rick C
April 1, 2021 6:46 am

President Joe Biden Pulls Off Massive April Fools Joke.
The Biden administration revealed today that President Biden orchestrated one of the greatest April Fools day jokes ever. In a statement Biden noted that the press and near totality of the political class fell hook, line and sinker for his 1.9 Trillion dollar Infrastructure plan and then compounded their error by also falling for his 10 Trillion dollar Green New Deal proposal. “No one should have accepted these proposals as anything other than a joke” Biden’s statement read. “No one proposes spending tax-payer money on this scale without first doing individual project specific comprehensive engineering studies and cost-benefit analysis.” Biden’s statement continued. Biden said “Doesn’t anybody know how much a trillion dollars is? Come on man it’s like a hundred billion or something. I mean it’s a lot of money. We could never even pay back what we already owe- what … oh my staff says I shouldn’t have said that. Never mind.”

The Whitehouse also pointed out that many of the specific example projects that were mentioned in the Infrastructure and GND bogus proposals were obviously impossible or just plain silly. Anyone who actually looked at these “proposals” who has half a brain should have known they were intended to be comical. The immediate reaction of the Main Stream Media to today’s announcement has been that it is itself an April Fools joke.

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Reply to  Rick C
April 1, 2021 9:26 am

Isn’t Biden himself an April Fool ? 😀

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 1, 2021 10:22 am

… and May, and June, and July and August and and and and and

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rick C
April 1, 2021 9:40 am

It is obviously a joke because Biden isn’t capable of such logical analysis, even on a good day. But, I give a ‘thumbs up’ for creativity.

Joe
Reply to  Rick C
April 2, 2021 6:54 am

We could never even pay back what we already owe”

And nobody ever seems to ask about the elephant in the room. Pay back…to whom?
For most of humanity, creditors tend to re-possess the stuff, or worse.

Jim Ryan
April 1, 2021 6:47 am

I have already perfected this technology in my garage as a hobby over the last six months or so.

I am currently catching 95% of the neutrinos that hit my panels, generating enough power for my house and my three EVs, plus enough to sell back to the grid for a monthly income of $13,000 or so.

John K. Sutherland.
April 1, 2021 6:51 am

It’s April first, folks!

Neo
Reply to  John K. Sutherland.
April 1, 2021 9:09 am

Chekov: [to a policeman] Excuse me, sir! Can you direct us to the naval base in Alameda? It’s where they keep the nuclear wessels.
[He pauses, looks at Uhura, and tries again]
Chekov: *Nuclear wessels*.

Gordon A. Dressler
April 1, 2021 6:56 am

Excuse me, but this new invention of reaping “night shine” pales in comparison to the one I patented just several months ago.

I was motivated to look for new, “green” energy solutions to the climate crisis and realized the opportunity to capitalize (emphasis on capital) on such under the Biden administration. I also happened to read an article that talked extensively about Earth’s energy “budget” and the energy escaping as long wavelength infrared radiation (LWIR) from Earth’s land and sea surfaces.

It was a “BINGO” moment! I reasoned, why let all that LWIR energy—literally terrawatt-hours per day—escape??? Why not capture some of it to replace the need for fossil fuels and nuclear energy?

So, my patent is to develop and use the LWIR equivalent of “solar cells”. I envision placing these, LWIR cell-side facing down, on nearly all areas of Earth’s readily-accessibly deserts where they can work harvesting LWIR 24/7/365.25 without any major environmental impact. Also, there is a version that I plan to retrofit to the underside of existing solar panels so that humanity can also capture LWIR from rooftops as well as from the ground.

It’s so simple, I am wondering to this very day why anyone hadn’t previously considered this.

🙂

philincalifornia
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
April 1, 2021 7:09 am

You could probably eke out a few more percent by situating them under street lamps too.

Notanacademic
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 1, 2021 7:52 am

With a couple of sturdy brackets you could put some in front of car headlights

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 1, 2021 9:44 am

With the right design, they could also function as deer catchers.

Notanacademic
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
April 1, 2021 11:28 am

Put them on the headlights of EVs. EUREKA perpetual motion, I’m gonna be so rich.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 1, 2021 12:41 pm

Hold on – not so fast. That would only be a perpetual motion machine if ALL the electricity for the EVs came from wind and solar. Do you think we’re dumb or something?

Notanacademic
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 1, 2021 12:51 pm

Dam cancel the order on the range rover.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 1, 2021 6:05 pm

Mark Zuckerberg drives a Honda Fit, if you want to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous, and that’s no April Fools.

…. it did get me thinking (again) about life on Earth’s fight against entropy though. Solar has essentially been a virtual almost-perpetual motion machine, as long as your kids procreate. With life being, as someone said Animated Water, even slugs can give the middle finger to entropy. Heck, further on down, even politicians can too if they can learn to spell it.

Notanacademic
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 2, 2021 1:26 am

I had to look up Honda Fit, it’s a Jazz in UK. Entropy seems to be the goal for politicians.

Jit
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
April 1, 2021 7:14 am

I haven’t yet figured out how this works, but it appears to be somewhat akin to your plan. https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5089783

(If anyone can explain how it works, or is supposed to, in English, I’d be muchly grateful.)

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Davidf
Reply to  Jit
April 1, 2021 2:54 pm

Well, its obvious! Its capturing the dark light radiated from the dark matter, which we are assured is everywhere, and vastly exceeds normal matter. Try to keep up!!

mark from the midwest
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
April 1, 2021 7:17 am

I did, sold it to G.E. for 300 million, by the time they figured it out I had completely changed my identity. Did you know that I have a perfect replicate of Bob Hope’s fingerprints

PCman999
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
April 1, 2021 8:08 am

I need more coffee… In spite of knowing what day it is, your comment makes sense… especially if one was a climate true believer that frets about all the lwIR being bounced back to earth by the co2 in the air.

Lrp
Reply to  PCman999
April 1, 2021 11:34 am

Yes, you could trap lwIR and make them bounce up and down between panels, until they exhaust all their energy

observa
April 1, 2021 7:02 am

Don’t listen to these skeptics as I have this Neutrino Engine Development public float to get you in on the ground floor with. That’s where all the big neutrino money is to be made.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  observa
April 1, 2021 7:09 am

Change the name of your public float to Neutrino Engine Rapid Development, and just from the resulting acronym, you’ll be able to reap at least 10X more money.

Beta Blocker
Reply to  observa
April 1, 2021 8:33 am

Better yet, many new job opportunities will be opening up for certified neutrino engine quantum mechanics. Think of this classified ad in the back pages of Popular Science: You too can be a certified quantum mechanic!

john harmsworth
Reply to  observa
April 1, 2021 8:55 am

The future has passed you by! I’m developing a new virtual currency based on neutrino capture. My NewtCoin ( Neutrino plus New) will enable money to fly right through you and come directly to me. I seem to have a tremendous amount of interest from politicians!

Lrp
Reply to  john harmsworth
April 1, 2021 11:35 am

You mean NewtCon

dk_
April 1, 2021 7:05 am

“His next idea was a true lightbulb moment.” Excellent punage throughout. Truly reflects a warped mind.

ferd berple
April 1, 2021 7:19 am

The greenhouse effect relies upon “back radiation” which is made up of photons. This radiation is present day and night. Yet no solar panel is able to operate at night on “back radiation” photons.

Yet many WUWT articles themselves argue that solar and back radiation have the same warming potential when measured in watts per meter squared.

Apparently all photons are equal, but some are more equal than others.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  ferd berple
April 1, 2021 7:35 am

Cancel Planck.

PCman999
Reply to  ferd berple
April 1, 2021 8:22 am

Just had the same thought, if the clouds are heating us back on the ground with heat ‘trapped’ by co2, why does it cool down at night? An over-simplified, accounting-style look at the energy balance makes art-history majors wet themselves that the world will catch fire. The CO2 can only slow down the cooling, and that only of the warmth of the ground – O2 and N2 in the air give up their energy by bouncing into the CO2 thermally, which then radiates the energy all over, with slightly less than half coming back down.

Pat from Kerbob
April 1, 2021 7:22 am

This guy is way off base. Neutrinos are so yesterday.

I am licensing the quantum singularity tech from the Romulans, that is the future.

People just don’t keep up.

beng135
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
April 1, 2021 7:39 am

Yeah, but you’d have to be careful of those creatures that live in quantum black-holes that power the Romulan Birds-of-Prey.

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PCman999
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
April 1, 2021 8:28 am

The quantum singularity tech would seriously be amazing – just feed it anything, like a Mr. Fusion, and as the garbage plunges down the gravity well it gives off energy equivalent to 30% of its mass. Of course we don’t really have a way of efficiently converting gamma rays to electricity.

Gunga Din
Reply to  PCman999
April 2, 2021 6:12 pm

Just put the Hulk on a treadmill and reverse the polarity.

Nick Werner
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
April 1, 2021 11:09 am

You’re wasting your time… I developed a cloaking device in 2007, and it works so well that there’s been no warming since, anywhere within several hundred miles of where I live.

Some twit stole it in early February and I’m pretty sure my security camera got a picture of the car… it had Texas license plates.

beng135
April 1, 2021 7:27 am

Instead of Monday Mirthiness, is this Thursday Thirstiness?

Olen
April 1, 2021 7:28 am

Windmills that don’ require wind but still kill birds.

Peter Fels
April 1, 2021 7:31 am
Reply to  Peter Fels
April 1, 2021 9:32 am

comment image

Beta.ray Bill

CD in Wisconsin
April 1, 2021 7:34 am

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/thats-not-actually-how-it-works-each-way-albo-murray/ar-BB1fa7Jp

“Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s suggestion that it will be possible to use solar panels overnight to charge electric vehicles is “not actually how the system works,” according to Sky News host Paul Murray.”

I saw the video somewhere yesterday where Albanese actually claimed that Ausralian EV owners could recharge their car batteries overnight with solar panels on their roofs. I can’t find the video now.

For the life of me, the guy seemed like he was actally serious — it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. After watching the video a few times, I just sat their shaking my head in disbelief.

Lrp
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
April 1, 2021 11:43 am

Albanese is Labour, and an idiot; but, then again, it’s hard these days to find a politician who’s not an idiot.

Enginer01
April 1, 2021 7:40 am

Thi is a joke, yes?
U.S.Navy Patent https://e-catworld.com/2021/03/26/us-navy-patent-application-published-for-low-energy-nuclear-reactor/ is better than this- and it’s terrible.

Reply to  Enginer01
April 1, 2021 11:50 am

Actually, LENR is real. It is based on the Widom Larsen theory and involves the weak nuclear force. Inverse of beta decay. You add energy to make a ‘heavy’ electron (IIRC about 700 ev, either using phonons (NASA) or EMI (Brillouin) and it combines with a proton to make a slow neutron with a large capture radius. Hydrogen=>Deuterium=>Tritium=> ‘quatrium’ (Mouse That Roared joke) =>Helium plus energy. Wrote about it in the Recognition chapter of ebook The Arts of Truth.
Both Navy and NASA have done years of research. I illustrated the Publicly available Navy work based on Pons-Fleischman approach in the chapter. The problem is, the energy output/input ratio is experimentally only 2. The Brillouin Energy design to get to 4, tested at SRI, failed to achieve 3. According to ITER, a minimum of 7 is needed, and preferably 10, to be potentially useful.

Roger Taguchi
Reply to  Rud Istvan
April 1, 2021 1:39 pm

Too funny…..call it LENR, or “Cold Fusion”….. the mass energy difference between a proton and a neutron (1MeV) is greater than that of the mass energy of an electron.

Roger Taguchi
Reply to  Roger Taguchi
April 1, 2021 1:45 pm

But, you can make a boatload of money from investors selling them shares in this snake oil.

Joel O’Bryan
April 1, 2021 7:59 am

Well I can top this scheme.
I have a device that captures and concentrates the aether that pervades the universe.The aether then powers my Heisenberg compensator (HC). The HC dissolves matter in chamber into an energy stream where it can be directed at c velocity to another complementary, quantum entangled HC where it is reformed.
Because Science.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
April 1, 2021 9:20 am

Infinite Improbability Drive?

philincalifornia
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
April 1, 2021 11:14 am

Is it a certainty that the HC works?

PaulH
April 1, 2021 8:01 am

He laughs and sips his soya latte.

You had me going until I read that. 🙂

Mike S
Reply to  PaulH
April 1, 2021 8:47 am

I made it all the way to “By the way, are you single?” before being sure it wasn’t just a researcher with an oddball sense of humor. I hate April Fool’s Day. Being mildly autistic, it takes me way too much attention and energy to separate wacky-but-true from wacky-because-it’s-a-joke. I should probably just get off the internet every April 1st.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  PaulH
April 1, 2021 9:21 am

Same here.

Earthling2
April 1, 2021 8:08 am

Well, this is great news. We can say goodby to the climate emergency. You might be interested in my Dark Energy Generator, which turns Black Matter into useful electricity, which is infinite, cheap and much more practical than having to have these very low efficiency neutrino panels. Should be ready in about a year.

Paul C
April 1, 2021 8:12 am

But the Spanish worked out how to get their solar panels to collect subsidy at nighttime years ago. No neutrinos required, just diesel for the generators.
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/17/nobody-expects-the-spanish-solar-inquisition/

jtom
April 1, 2021 8:15 am

Bah. I have a better solution for nighttime shine solar panels. One word: fireflies. The application should be obvious.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  jtom
April 1, 2021 9:25 am

There’s this one meadow in Virginia, outside of Front Royal, along the Shenandoah River that would be perfect for your Firefly Panels.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shenandoah+Farms,+Shenandoah,+VA+22630/@38.9558059,-78.1079132,431m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b5dcf210ac2e2b:0x3ff24e286c363433!8m2!3d38.9817756!4d-78.0755535

As a kid, one summer evening in the late 1960s, it was just filled with fireflies! Amazing to watch.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  jtom
April 1, 2021 9:53 am

I have been putting small treadmills, with micro-generators on them, out back to give the chipmunks and squirrels some much needed exercise. It keeps the lights going all day long. I have yet to experience any blackouts during the daytime, proof that the concept works.

markl
April 1, 2021 8:28 am

All these hair brained ideas just show us how gullible people are. Wouldn’t it be easier to just stop the world from turning so the sun would always be shining? Then everyone could move to the sunny side of the earth and it would immediately do away with the need for lights, reduce heating needs, increase crop growth, and save even more energy while producing more.

Oldseadog
Reply to  markl
April 1, 2021 12:11 pm

If everyone was on one side you might get a speed wobble and everyone would fall off.

Notanacademic
Reply to  Oldseadog
April 1, 2021 4:28 pm

😂😂 that really made me laugh.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 1, 2021 7:34 pm

They could compensate with all the cheap energy available and fly to the dark side every evening and then fly back in the morning to go to work – get a great night’s sleep in the pitch black. Any wobble problem could be fine tuned using homeless people. They don’t vote anyway.

taxed
April 1, 2021 8:30 am

Talking of April fool stories, one appears to have turned up in the UK’s Daily Telegraph today.
lts been claimed that “The beast from the East” in March 2018 was caused by melting of the Arctic ice, and it further claimed that we can expect further heavy snowfalls in the future thanks to the Arctic sea ice loss over recent years. So it now seems that global warming risks causing NH cooling.

Notanacademic
Reply to  taxed
April 1, 2021 4:22 pm

So global warming cools the northern hemisphere, wonder what they think it does to the other half

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Philip
April 1, 2021 8:30 am

I appreciate the sense of humor, my mother was great at April fools day, She could keep a straight face.

Steve Case
April 1, 2021 8:36 am

“The NightShine solar panel is still in its testing phase…”

Up until I read that line, the whole scheme sounded genuine,
but no decent Climate Scientist would skip the modeling phase
of such an important concept. (-;

Well written, I especially like the University of Bologna

Alex
April 1, 2021 8:56 am

April fool Joke.
😎👍

CHRIS
April 1, 2021 8:57 am

This technology has been around for a long time. It’s called a neutrino catcher. All you need to do to make one is to train the atoms to watch the incoming neutrinos and move to intercept them before they pass by. The only reason this is not in widespread use is that oil companies have been suppressing it. They’ve been paying atoms to not interact with neutrinos for years.

Lorne Newell
April 1, 2021 9:14 am

This one is a real stretch. Given the date I will just ignore it.

Rusty
April 1, 2021 9:18 am

These would work well on the dark side of the moon.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rusty
April 1, 2021 9:57 am

If there were a “dark side of the moon.” The half unlit by the sun changes every day — continuously!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
April 1, 2021 11:09 am

Dark side denier!!

philincalifornia
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
April 1, 2021 1:48 pm

Yeah Clyde, c’mon man – tell Pink Floyd that.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 1, 2021 3:00 pm

What was he smokin’ when he wrote the song?

philincalifornia
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
April 1, 2021 7:44 pm

It was a whole album – for many years the best selling album of all time. Syd Barrett took the whole fall (excessive LSD reportedly), before the others did the album. Look it up, because I’m a half a degree of separation from all of this and it’s not that pleasant – Syd that is.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
April 1, 2021 3:02 pm

I know the effort doesn’t get the appreciation deserved, but somebody has to do it!

fretslider
April 1, 2021 9:25 am

Are we talking April, May, June, July and August fool?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  fretslider
April 1, 2021 9:27 am

Jape of the decade

-h/t Holly.

fretslider
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
April 1, 2021 11:17 am

The respect they had for him was awesome!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  fretslider
April 1, 2021 2:21 pm

Just an awesome series overall.

Clyde Spencer
April 1, 2021 9:35 am

I would have been disappointed if someone hadn’t contributed an April Fool’s joke.

Joseph Zorzin
April 1, 2021 9:36 am

Off subject, sorry- and NOT an April 1 joke (is April 1 a world wide phenomenon?)
on the Guardian

“Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/rapid-global-heating-is-hurting-farm-productivity-study-finds/ar-BB1fd7X4

“The climate crisis is already eating into the output of the world’s agricultural systems, with productivity much lower than it would have been if humans hadn’t rapidly heated the planet, new research has found.”

Rapidly? Not rapidly enough for me, here in cold/damp Massachusetts. :-}

Oldseadog
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 1, 2021 12:13 pm

I think they have read the graph upside down.

a_scientist
April 1, 2021 9:48 am

Renewable energy is GREAT ! These new dark panels will compliment the fantastic new wind turbine design. The wind that comes from the spinning turbine blades creates the wind for the next wind turbine. New modeling predicts virtually unlimited energy coming from these secondary wind recovery units.

April 1, 2021 10:17 am

Biden should have waited until today to release his $2.25 trillion infrastructure joke plan.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rud Istvan
April 1, 2021 3:04 pm

That was his plan, but he forgot what day of the week it was.

Dave O.
April 1, 2021 10:29 am

For alarmists, every day is April Fools day.

Admin
April 1, 2021 10:29 am
stinkerp
April 1, 2021 10:32 am

Richard Pierrot = Dick the Clown? Or a reference to the call sign of the F-16 pilot played by Will Farrell in an SNL skit from a few years ago?

I wonder how many Greenies would link this if it was posted on The Puffington Host or Jones’s Mother? Or pay for it on GoFundMe? So many gullible Greenies, so little time…

Alan
April 1, 2021 10:53 am

I’ve forwarded this article to the White House and recommended that President Biden immediately invest $10 trillion dollars a year for this project. Heck, just put AOC in charge.

Tom in Florida
April 1, 2021 11:02 am

What ever happened to the idea that all fat people would be employed to run on treadmills nightly to generate massive amounts of electricity when the sun isn’t shining?

Stevek
Reply to  Tom in Florida
April 1, 2021 12:04 pm

I tried calculating once how much energy is stored in all the excess fat of people in the USA but it didn’t come out that high relative to daily energy needs of the USA.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Stevek
April 1, 2021 3:05 pm

So you just had to eat your calculations?

Robert of Texas
April 1, 2021 11:17 am

Hardy-har-har.

Seriously? Capture neutrinos and convert them into electricity? Any serious climate scientist would know you just send the neutrinos up a super-cooled graphite twisted strand wire and use them directly. This way they can interact with local Dark Energy and you get 3 times the energy out that you captured. (because 0 = 3 x 0).

Bob boder
April 1, 2021 11:21 am

Lol

Despicable
April 1, 2021 11:37 am

Yeah, the climate change catastrophe is really amusing. What an awful thing to joke about. You should be ashamed.

Reply to  Despicable
April 1, 2021 11:41 am

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Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Despicable
April 1, 2021 2:14 pm

If you’re not kidding, please provide some evidence of catastrophic change.

Ed Zuiderwijk
April 1, 2021 11:41 am

I’m sure the Chinese have already hacked the Bolognesi and know all about this exciting technology.😉

Stevek
April 1, 2021 11:52 am

Another idea is to put the solar panels on a plane that has a really long extension cord. The plane can fly around the world and always be in the sun! It then sends the electricity down through extension cord to your hime.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Stevek
April 2, 2021 12:15 pm

The same thing could be accomplished with existing technology using streetcars. (In German, railendingdingsparkenmacher).

Steve Z
April 1, 2021 12:07 pm

If neutrinos can pass through the entire Earth, it must take an extremely efficient material to intercept them within a reasonable thickness. This will probably not add much energy to that produced by solar panels during daylight hours.

April 1, 2021 12:47 pm

Today, the Carbon Tax increased in Canada and our idiot Members of Parliament received a big pay raise.

“April Fools!”, on all of us. Sadly, this is NOT a joke.

A few days ago, The Supremes (aka The Supreme Court of Canada, aka a bunch of illiterate Liberal stooges) approved the constitutionality of the federal Carbon Tax. For anyone who can read, the Carbon Tax is not remotely constitutional – it is a huge usurpation of provincial powers.

Gerald Machnee
April 1, 2021 12:49 pm
TEWS_Pilot
April 1, 2021 1:02 pm

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michael hart
April 1, 2021 3:29 pm

This was an easy one to spot.
I got done earlier today about the World Chess Champion retiring after an unusual sequence of events, but like so much in the global warming scam, you only need some basic science to lay this story to rest.

Tony Taylor
April 1, 2021 3:43 pm

Nice one, Centurion.
Have any big names fallen for it? I feel like pointing and laughing.

Sean Woods
April 1, 2021 4:28 pm

“only an idiot” would design “solar” panels that only work when Sol is shining. I love it.

April 1, 2021 5:28 pm

The search for the Global-Warming dissolving Perpetual Motion Machine continues in the minds of the April Fools’ Day Warmistas.

William Haas
April 1, 2021 6:27 pm

How about a solar panel that will produce useful energy from gravitons?

niceguy
April 1, 2021 7:29 pm

AOC wants those for her own “deal”.

David Blenkinsop
April 1, 2021 9:41 pm

What should also be emphasized is that this article is peer reviewed, naturally, by all the best buddies (peers) of the person that wrote the article.

ozspeaksup
April 2, 2021 3:47 am

and 22 and some hrs ago was april 1st
lol
but i BET some greentards fell for it

April 2, 2021 5:00 am

Beautiful!

Tom Abbott
April 2, 2021 6:33 am

Here’s the only thing that made sense in the article:

From the article: ““Hitherto, daily and seasonal intermittency has been a killer for solar panels,” says Rickard Pierrot of TIC, one of the team behind the invention. “Only an idiot would make solar a major part of energy infrastructure in a developed country. But NightShine answers the sceptics, and then some.”

Yes, only an idiot would make solar a major part of energy structure, without NightShine.

willem post
April 2, 2021 9:09 am

With VERY deep pockets, adding a battery system to absorb the entire production of a solar system, for each day, would make even the most unruly solar useful during peak hours.

The cost of GENERATING the electricity would be about 6 c/kWh, all financing shenanigans included.

The cost of passing it through the battery system, at a 17% loss, DC to AC, would be about 20 c/kWh, for a total of 26 c/kWh, wholesale, no financing shenanigans included.

APPLE has a 25-y PPA, $848 million, for the production of 130 MW of a 280 MW solar system on 2,900 acres, of the California Flats.
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-solar-and-battery-systems

This URL has a discussion of the financing and subsidies. A very complicated situation.
https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/why-did-apple-pay-so-much-for-130-mw-of-solar-is-google-part-of-the-answer/

Peak output, at midday, about 0.8 x 130 = 104 MW
Apple will be adding 85 Tesla Li-ion Megapacks, 119 MW, to store 240 MWh, about $114 million, at $475/kWh AC.

Megapack; capacity 1.4 MW/2.82 MWh; size 23 ft 5 in x 5 ft 3 in; weight 51,000 lb
Megapacks, fully assembled, include battery modules, bi-directional inverters, a thermal management system, an AC main breaker and controls at about $300/kWh, FOB, to which are added the costs for land, shipping, site preparation, erection, test operation, etc., to arrive at a turnkey capital cost of about $450 – $500 per kWh. 

The battery system would act as a grid stabilizer, and store midday solar electricity for use during late afternoon/early evening hours, when peak demands occur.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/04/01/apple-is-building-a-massive-battery-storage-projec/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Megapack

Gunga Din
April 2, 2021 5:23 pm

Sad think is Biden and AOC would probably try to fund it.

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