The need for energy is a relatively new phenomenon. Before the industrial revolution energy was not much of a concern. With the advent of the automobile, light bulb, and endless other applications energy is a necessity of everyday life.
Today our demand for energy is off the charts, safe to say we could not survive without it, but the sources we use, natural gas, coal, ocean tides, hydroelectric are costly and limited. For every energy source, a chemical or mechanical process is required to turn it into useable electricity, this means excess cost and waste. Only the Sun is free and unlimited. One day of the Sun puts out enough energy to fuel the planet for 26 years, so many have looked to Solar for energy needs.
For decades man has tried to solve the “Solar Problem”, yes Solar Panel applications, whether home or power plant is being used today, even growing but there remains a major obstacle, cost and efficiency.
Solar panels are made largely from silicon, the problem with these panels is that they are cost prohibitive, and production costs are astronomical, and since the upper limit of today’s solar panel is about 20%, homes do not get the energy they need, so on non-ideal days a home arrayed with Solar Panels must switch back to the power grid, defeating its purpose.
At Nanotech Engineering Inc. we have solved this problem, by using Nanotechnology, we can produce panels that are very small, lightweight and easy to install, yet are three times more efficient than traditional panels.
The ten Graphene layers is a wonderful addition, for while the Carbon Nanotube Forest produces electrons through light and heat, the electrons move very quickly, and we wanted a substructure that could process all of the electricity moving through it, with Graphene being the the best conductor known to man, hundreds of times faster than Silicon, we have no concern of loss, but it allows us to process more electrons, hence more electricity.
We can make very efficient solar panels by using Carbon Nanotubes. These carbon nanotubes individually are so small they can not be detected by the human eye, yet they are about 100 times stronger than steel, conduct electricity, yet have an elastic quality to them, making them the ideal material for our panels.
Our panel starts with a layer of Graphene as a substructure; on top is a Carbon Nanotube Forest, Finally, a mineral solution is mixed into the Forest, the mineral solution comes in most colors. The panel is stronger than steel, yet conducts electricity better than wire. We make the Carbon Nanotube Forest by shooting a special array of gases filled with Carbon onto a catalyst plate in an 800-degree furnace. This produces flat “Nanotube Forests”, a panel with Nanotubes on the top. They are called “Forests” for when you look at them under a microscope they resemble a forest, but to scale the trees would be 2 miles high. This area is the area we flood with our Proprietary light absorbing Nano minerals, by doing it this way we have a layer of energy absorbing minerals “Mixed in” with the Nanotube forest yet not combining. The finished product is a layer of a Carbon Nanotube forest “flooded” with a mineral solution on top of our layered Graphene substructure..
As the sun hits the panel, the electrons are trapped, creating energy, and the Nanotubes, behaving like copper wires then make the electrons or current of electricity flow, creating the perfect self-sustaining Solar Panel.
The problem with past attempts is their process of painting reflective materials onto a substructure, this cut the efficiency by dividing the power source. We have combined them, and use different nanoparticles; this has increased energy exponentially. By doing it this way the nanoparticle ink yields an enormous amount of energy, yet the energy is stored in the carbon panel for later use instead of being wasted.
One of the major problems with the old panels is that they would reflect the sun’s rays and produce electricity, that electricity would move to the converter box from direct current to alternating current, and the homeowner now has electricity, however when the Sun is not ideal, there is not enough direct current to provide the electricity to the home, and they must switch back over to the power grid. We have solved this problem, by working on the microscopic scale we can absorb tremendous amounts of energy, then store it for use later, this is how we get our panels to work day and night.
Once we have our materials, the issue of putting them together is complex yet very simple. We can print out sheets of carbon nanotubes with our proprietary ink blended in on a specialized printer, which we can do in almost every size, we then cut to size, outfit them, and they are ready for market. We can use different colors by simply feeding a different top layer without affecting performance.
Being able to print out our panels reduces costs drastically over the old panels which had to be assembled one at a time. This material is very light, bendable yet stronger than the old generation panels. Energy is a trillion-dollar industry worldwide, it’s hard to imagine consumers and others using old generation panels when they can use ours.