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  1. #1
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    Wow - Black Silica - THE Breakthrough in Solar....

    Looks like the real McCoy - SCREW OPEC!!!!!

    sionyx welcome

    100-500 times more effective

    'Black Silicon' Breakthrough to Change Solar Power Forever? : TreeHugger

    also just search google on Black Silicon and Solar Cells

    SiOnyx Brings “Black Silicon” into the Light; Material Could Upend Solar, Imaging Industries

    SiOnyx Brings “Black Silicon” into the Light; Material Could Upend Solar, Imaging Industries | Xconomy
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    hammersley,

    Thanks for the thread and links. Very interesting stuff.

    When I saw they had created all the cones, I was thinking "Great, look how much more surface area they have made now. Then to read further, that it has very little to do with the breakthrough. Wow.

    Very high tech, and very interesting.

    This could be what we've been looking and hoping for, for a long time. Clean, cheap energy from the sun!

    I'll definately be watching this develop.

    We're living in fascinating times.

    Ray
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    Let's hope its affordable for the masses.



    It would be nice to get good power from solar in a smaller footprint.
    Bob Rees

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    If you read the articles and company website the focus is on photodetection (image sensors like the ones in digital cameras) not photovoltaics (solar cells). Only the treehugger thinks it applies to solar cells.

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