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RE: New Solar Power Breakthroughs using Nature/Bio-Engineer examples : Plant/Leaves and Moth's Eye

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Charles Randall
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Here are three articles – one from Discover about US N.Caroline University design based on Plants Leaves & chlorophyll for harvesting sun’s energy and freeing Solar cell dependency on China & Russian controlled (97% source) Rare Earths – Cadimum for solar. 
 
Although this is lone US breakthrough,  Japan & China also have two bio-engineering examples that have high potential following Moth’s eyes (non-reflective = better absorbing solar rays) and Swallow Tail Butterfly Wing Scales (also non-reflective) that yield additional +4% & +10% improvement on solar efficiency (current Best Available Technology for Solar is only 24-28% efficient).
 
All three solar developments articles are listed below.
 
Looking at source discovery makes you wonder what all “Green companies” getting US government subsidy & research funds are doing with the money instead R&D since these came from Universities & Asia/Outside US.
 
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