Name: Robert K.
Date: July 2003
Recently I became interested in solar power production. In looking into this type of energy production I became curious. If we can produce energy.
Infrared absorbing panels are already widely used. The reason that ultraviolet and shorter
wavelength radiation isn't exploited is that not much reaches the surface of the earth. And
to the extent that stars (the Sun) behave like "blackbodies" Planck's radiation equation
predicts that the emission intensity drops of rather rapidly with decreasing wavelength.