I’m not sure the E field is static. It could look more like electronic noise. 
The inventor – Kumar - also has other patent apps which indicate the way he is 


20150108851 Photovoltaic systems with shaped high frequency electric pulses

At least one photovoltaic (PV) cell comprising a semiconductor material having 
p-n junctions formed therein, and configured to generate a PV output voltage in 
response to light; and a pulse generator coupled to receive a PV output voltage 
and generate electric output pulses therefrom.


20150107644 Photovoltaic efficiency using high frequency electric pulses

A system can include at least one solar cell comprising a semiconductor 
material having p-n junctions formed therein; and a pulse generator 
electrically coupled to the solar cell and configured to apply electric pulses 
to dynamically alter a band gap of the semiconductor material as photons are 


From: Stephen A. Lawrence 


Sounds sort of reasonable.

But something comes to mind -- the E field they apply, as described, doesn't do 
any work, as far as I can tell.  It just biases the cell.  IOW it's a static E 

In particular, since there's no path for the charge to leave the "plates" 
(front and back coatings) there's certainly no way for the charge to do any 

But that means it also consumes no energy.  Consequently, all you'd need are 
conductive coatings on the front and back of the cell, and you could charge 
them from anything at all, including a voltage multiplier driven by the cell's 
own output.  In essence, you stick the cell into the middle of a charged 

It's not hard to believe this would affect the solar cell, and might very well 
improve its efficiency.  OTOH if that's correct, then the "pyrolytic film" 
seems like unnecessary decoration on the basic idea.

Jones Beene wrote:


Here is the patent application – or one of them



A method to increase the efficiency of a solar cell comprises applying one of a 
transparent pyroelectric film and a plurality of films in a stack on a front 
surface of the solar cell and applying one of an opaque pyroelectric film and 
plurality of films in a stack on another surface of the solar cell. An 
electromotive force is generated to bias the solar cell such that an open 
circuit voltage is created.





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!


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