1 kW of solar power per square meter

“The amount of sunlight that strikes the earth’s surface in an hour and a half is enough to handle the entire world’s energy consumption for a full year.” Depart of Energy

“More energy from sunlight strikes the Earth in one hour (4.3 × 10 20 J) than all the energy consumed on the planet in a year (4.1 × 10 20 J).” Caltech 2005 Report on the Basic Energy Sciences Workshop on Solar Energy Utilization

“At high noon on a cloudless day, the surface of the Earth receives 1,000 watts of solar power per square meter (1 kW/m 2 ).” Caltech US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Science , Washington, DC report under CONVERSION OF SUNLIGHT INTO ELECTRICITY p.15

“the Earth system—land surfaces, oceans, and atmosphere—absorbs an average of about 240 watts of solar power per square meter (one watt is one joule of energy every second)” NASA

The World only needs to rediscover how to tap into it and harness it to power everything we use. Nikola Tesla knew how and powered an electric motor in a 1931 Pierce Arrow automobile and drove for hours, at speeds as high as 90 mph.  Thomas Moray successfully tapped into this free energy and powered thirty-five 100-watt lamps and a 1200-watt iron simultaneously.

Solar panel manufacturers need only to replicate what Tesla and Moray did and their solar panels will be far more efficient (harness a lot more energy) than they do now.  A simple redesign of the solar panel can tap into this free, unlimited, unmetered and carbon-free electrical energy. 

The biggest flaw in all solar panels is the reflective glass.  Solar panels reflect most of that free radiant energy.  There is more deflecting glass and dielectric insulating material than energy conducting material in today’s solar cells. Very thin strips of conducting material can of course only harness very little energy. Replace the thin strips with thin sheets and you increase the inductance of the solar cells. A thin sheet of conducting material has a much greater inductance than very thin strips.

Solar panels are essentially mirrors that reflect the sun energy. A mirror provides the most common model for specular light (mirror-like) reflection, and typically consists of a glass sheet with a metallic coating where the reflection actually occurs. Reflection is enhanced by the metal of the solar cells by suppression of wave propagation beyond their skin depths. Reflection also occurs at the surface of transparent media, such as the glass top of all solar panels. Because all solar panels are stationary in relation to the moving sun energy is predominately being reflected and the remainder is refracted. Energy is only being absorbed in one incident only – when the sun is “exactly” perpendicular to the solar panel’ reflective surface. At all other times sun energy is either being reflected or refracted.

Nikola Tesla gave us a clue over a hundred years ago in 1901 as to how to tap into as much as 1 kW of energy per square meter.

Nikola Tesla’s 1901 patent US685957A

Apparatus for the utilization of radiant energy

My present application is based upon a discovery which I have made that when rays or radiations of the above kind are permitted to fall upon an insulated conducting body connected to one of the terminals of a condenser while the other terminal of the same is made by independent means to receive or to carry away electricity a current flows into the condenser so long as the insulated body is exposed to the rays, and under the conditions hereinafter specified an indefinite accumulation of electrical energy in the condenser takes place. This energy after a suitable time interval, during which the rays are allowed to act, may manifest itself in a powerful discharge, which may be utilized for the with the operation or control of mechanical or electrical devices or rendered useful in many other ways.

In applying my discovery I provide a condenser, preferably of considerable electrostatic capacity, and connect one of its terminals to “an insulated metal plate or other conducting-body” exposed to the rays or streams of radiant matter. It is very important, particularly in view of the fact that electrical energy is generally supplied at a very slow rate to the condenser (capacitor), to construct the same with the greatest care. I use, by preference, the best quality of mica as dielectric, taking every possible precaution in insulating the armatures, so that the instrument may withstand great electrical pressures without leaking and may leave no perceptible electrification when discharging instantaneously. In practice I have found that the best results are obtained with condensers treated in the manner described in a patent granted to me February 23,1897, No. 577,671. Obviously the above precautions should be the more rigorously observed the slower the rate of charging and the smaller the time interval during which the energy is allowed to accumulate in the condenser. The insulated plate or conducting-body should present as large a surface as practicable to the rays or streams of matter, I having ascertained that the amount of energy conveyed to it per unit of time is under otherwise identical conditions proportionate to the area exposed, or nearly so. Furthermore, the (insulated metal plate) surface should be clean and preferably highly polished or amalgamated. The second terminal or armature of the condenser may be connected to one of the poles of a battery or other source of electricity or ter generally convey a positive charge to the first condenser-terminal, which is connected to the plate or conductor above mentioned, I usually connect the second terminal of the condenser to the ground, this being the most convenient Way of obtaining negative electricity, dispensing with the necessity of providing an artificial source.

We can clearly see from the information and images filed with the patent US685957A that Nikola Tesla used an insulated metal plate to harness radiant energy – energy that is transferred by electromagnetic radiation, such as light, X-rays, gamma rays, and thermal radiation. What “metal” did Nikola Tesla use in the patent for the insulated metal plate? Copper? Copper has the highest conductivity of any non-precious metal and one that’s 65% higher than aluminum. Copper has the best electrical conductivity of any metal, except silver. Copper is a good conductor of heat (about 30 times better than stainless steel and 1.5 times better than aluminum). Most metals are pretty good conductors; however, apart from silver, copper is the best. Each copper atom has lost one electron and become a positive ion. So copper is a lattice of positive copper ions with free electrons moving between them. Electrons can move freely through the metal. For this reason, they are known as free electrons. They are also known as conduction electrons, because they help copper to be a good conductor of heat and electricity.

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