Saturday, November 05, 2005

Slashdot | DARPA Awards $53 Million for Solar Power Research

DARPA Awards $53 Million for Solar Power Research. This article isn't half as interesting as the comments about it. The police are going on a stakeout. That isn't a headline. Police captured Bin Laden Running a Hotdog Stand in Central Park. That is a headline. Anyway enough about that. The discussions that followed were a good read. I am still intrigued by the idea of living off the grid (power that is) and maintaining a reasonable degree of self sufficiency through farming. The ideas of what kind of solar cell would be most useful and ideas about DC vs AC and gas vs. elec and batteries, flywheels, and windmills. The topic is huge. I anticipate some great advances being made. Maybe even with DARPA's money. Stranger things have happened.

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