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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

Renewable Enrgy, April Fools, Rainbow Chasers, Rainbow Solar Panels, Rainbow Panels [1]

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 [2] over a broad spectrum of wavelengths, yielding an unheard-of energy efficiency [3] 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 [4].

renewable energy, April Fool

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 [5] 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 [6] 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] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/01/energy-crisis-solved-by-harvesting-rainbows/

[2] collect solar energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/31/powercube-6000/

[3] energy efficiency: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/31/grand-rapids-art-museum/

[4] renewable energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/13/video-portable-renewable-energy/

[5] photo-voltaic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/24/solar-power-without-a-solar-panel/

[6] slated for a 2012: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/10/ras-al-khaimah%e2%80%99s-gateway-city-to-rival-masdar/

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