Gallery: Energy Crisis Solved by Harvesting Rainbows

 

Researches at PrizmaTech Labs have recently revealed an incredible breakthrough in solar technology that’s sure to brighten your day. The development utilizes specially calibrated ROYGBIV panels to collect solar energy over a broad spectrum of wavelengths, yielding an unheard-of energy efficiency rating that is 7 times greater than conventional panels. The fortuitous find employs rainbows as naturally occurring instances of refracted light, paving the pathway towards an exciting new source of renewable energy.

The development has spawned a new breed of crack solar-savvy meteorologists dubbed ‘Rainbow Chasers’, who are ready to mobilize at a moments notice to deploy the new arrays. For optimal efficiency, these polychromatic powerhouses can be set up at each end of a rainbow, although expandable photo-voltaic archways are in development that would take advantage of the entire length of a rainbow.

Such structures will figure prominently in the world’s first Rainbow Farm, currently in development and slated for a 2012 grand opening. In other news, the breakthrough promises to balance the world’s economy via an endless supply of leprechaun gold.

+ Harvesting Rainbows @ April Fools!

Photo Credits: Daniel Greene (top), Jay Cox (bottom)

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  1. Mike Chino April 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Great info RemyC!
    Little had I realized that truth trumps fiction yet again.

  2. RemyC April 6, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    April fools perhaps, but this is actually something PV engineering labs are working on, which is to capture light at all frequency ranges of the spectrum, with multilayered cell structure… Not so much capturing electricity from the pot at the end of the rainbow, but being able to develop photo-active chemistries that can have their electrons triggered from all radiant energy frequencies coming at us from the sun. Multi-layered PV cells were introduced in the late 60′s, but complications of mass-manufacture, since at the time, just getting one layer of amorphous silicon onto a substrate was a challenge, didn’t really become feasible prior to nano-tech applications. So I honestly don’t quite get this April fools, because this in fact, is quite near commercialization.

  3. April 2, 2008 at 4:02 am

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  4. mrlef April 2, 2008 at 3:18 am

    and where is the lepricon?

  5. trapezoidal April 2, 2008 at 2:03 am

    and they taste great!

  6. Car Resources » B... April 2, 2008 at 1:45 am

    [...] yielding an unheard-of energy efficiency rating that is 7 times greater than conventional panels!read more | digg [...]

  7. Peter Hoh April 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm
  8. Brian Lang April 1, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Can I get this for my house?

    April Fools!

  9. lewis April 1, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Im soooo dumb

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