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    Solar power break through

    Scientists have developed a way to store solar energy.

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    MIT develops way to bank solar energy at home | Reuters

    Solar Energy, All Night Long - Forbes.com


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    Hello, Nurse!!!

    If true, and if it pans out, that could change everything.

    I think it is a very good time to be a young engineer or scientist.


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    Re: Solar power break through

    Wow....that would be great!



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    Re: Solar power break through

    That is freaking awesome!


    I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

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    Re: Solar power break through

    About time. No brainer tht this was needed. Same thing for wind power. Same thing for water power at night when electricity use is down. Storage is the key to alternative energy.


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    Re: Solar power break through

    Did that guy from MIT actually talk trash to leaves?



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    Re: Solar power break through

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Did that guy from MIT actually talk trash to leaves?
    "For the last six months, driving home, I've been looking at leaves, and saying, 'I own you guys now,'" Nocera said.

    Yes, I beleive he did , funny =)



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    Re: Solar power break through

    If the storage thing works out, transmission is next.


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    Re: Solar power break through

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Scientists have developed a way to store solar energy.


    Solar Energy, All Night Long - Forbes.com
    Got the idea from thinking how plants store the sun's energy - cool.

    "This is a major discovery with enormous implications for the future prosperity of humankind," he said. "The importance of their discovery cannot be overstated."


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    Re: Solar power break through

    Those MIT guys is smart.



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    Re: Solar power break through

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...tml#post550026

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    Until you can bottle sunlight, have a Mr. Fusion on your DeLorean, or come up with batteries that can hold more energy per unit weight and volume than conventional fuels they'll continue to be that way.
    Getting closer it seems...


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    Re: Solar power break through

    Does anyone know the capabilities of current solar panels? Meaning how large of a panel would you need to effectively power your house or car? I was under the impression it would need to be very large but maybe this storage system would allow you capture the power much more efficiently?
    Very exciting news.........espcially after just paying an over $100 monthly bill to the elect comp for a small house....



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    Re: Solar power break through

    It would be nice if the guy could talk smack to Exxon and their $12 billion quarterly profit. Maybe some day.


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    Re: Solar power break through

    I think OPEC just soiled themselves a little bit
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    Re: Solar power break through

    wait... wait ... wait.

    this wasn't supposed to happen until AFTER MrO took office.

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