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Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, MA — In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light can only knock loose a single electron, even if…

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Report: Green Energy Incentives are Failing to Keep the Lights On

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – An Australian Government AEMO commissioned industry report has suggested that while government incentives make renewables preferable to coal, the new renewable capacity isn’t helping grid stability. One of their recommendations; more government incentives, to encourage renewable businesses to add battery backup to their solar and wind farms.…

Tesla’s solar factory is exporting most of its cells – document

From Reuters Ha Ha.  21 in California~ctm Nichola Groom (Reuters) – The “great majority” of solar cells being produced at Tesla Inc’s factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company’s trademark “Solar Roof” as originally intended, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Flags fly over…

Virtue Signaling and Tax (subsidy) Equity Investors

In the elaborate article for Bloomberg, the author delves in to complex financial structure used by mega investors to harvest solar subsidies, while weaving in the appropriate smattering of virtue signaling.~ctm From Bloomberg What Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels Third-party ownership and decades-long contracts can create real headaches. By Esmé E.…