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Energy Crisis Solved by Harvesting Rainbows
Posted By Mike Chino On April 1, 2008 @ 5:21 am In "april fools",Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 9 Comments
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.
Photo Credits: Daniel Greene (top), Jay Cox (bottom)
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