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 Re: More Weasel Words. W∴ Balboos, GHB13-May-21 3:35 W∴ Balboos, GHB 13-May-21 3:35
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 Re: More Weasel Words. W∴ Balboos, GHB13-May-21 5:52 W∴ Balboos, GHB 13-May-21 5:52
dandy72 wrote:
efficiency has consistently been improving,
I will presume you mean the efficiency of the manufacturing process. Also, improving the useful lifetime would implicitly increase that efficiency.

The efficiency of the cells (of any type) is limited by the nature of the beast. Only light of a minimum wavelength is capable of being converted to electricity which is limited by the solar spectrum. If you modify the cells to accept more of the longer wavelengths then the band gap is reduced.

Band gap -> voltage
Band Width -> current
Power = voltage * current

If you reduce the band gap you get higher current but lower voltage. The product of the two, which is the power (the useful output measurement for comparison) comes in at about 20% and that's pretty well achieved.
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#### Straw Poll

You discover a sentient AI in your org's system. What do you do?
Well you never know what sort of orphaned projects previous employees have left behind...
 Commercialise it and make a squillion Hand it over to researchers so they can finally work out the bits they were missing Destroy it with Fire. You've seen the movies... Get it to do all your work. May as well put it to good use Give it to the World for the next great leap forward for humanity Run it in a debugger and start messing with the code. Spend your days talking to the one intelligent being who understands you Something else. (Leave a comment)