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Date: July 2003


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Recently I became interested in solar power production. In looking into this type of energy production I became curious. If we can produce energy.



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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.

Vince Calder



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