They seem to contradict themselves: elsewhere they claim “the Efficoat
technology” provides 15-20% improvement in power production from ordinary solar
panels over the course of a typical day.” This would lead one to believe that
the panels are coated.
If the coating is not on the panels but contained in a remote box, then why not
sell the box to Tesla and let the cars get 20% more out of the battery pack ?
Who needs the solar panels?
Hmmm … do we know that Tesla doesn’t do this already ?
From: Terry Blanton
Is there a better description of their tech? Say, a patent app? 'Cuz I don't
get the impression that they do anything to the solar cell itself. From the
Is the Pyroelectric coating on the panel directly?
No, the Pyroelectric glass and coating reside inside the sealed Ultrasolar
QuantunBoost™ device. There are no user serviceable parts in the device that
need to be accessed by the user or field technician.
How does Pyroelectric help increase the power of a solar cell?
We create electric field from a coating of pyroelectric material on glass. The
field is applied on the solar cell using the electrodes of the solar cell. The
applied electric field removes electrons and holes from traps and accelerates
them towards the electrodes. This increases the current resulting in increase
of DC power from the panel.
So, er, has anyone tried substituting a battery for the solar cells? After
all, as Monty Python says, "Every electron is special." So the origin should
not matter. (It was 'electron', right?)
Okay, I'll stop. Bollocks!