New Discovery Converts 90% of Captured Light Into Heat

An engineering team in San Diego, California has developed a new nano-particle material that can absorb and convert 90% of the light it captures into heat. Not only can this material make for efficient solar thermal power, it can also withstand temperatures greater than 700 degrees Celsius. Read more here: New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

Comments

  1. What an excellent site with so much to read. Tony Abbott et al need to read this sort of stuff to make them realize that continuing with fossil fuels in not the way to the future.

  2. Jack Wallace says

    WOW!! –> “….. can absorb and convert 90% of the light it captures into heat”

    Sorta like a sheila in a bikini?
    …or the average blacksnake!

    • Ronald Brakels says

      Provided her average albedo was 0.1, which is slightly less than that of the moon, yes.

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