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DoE grant for artificial photosynthesis

7/22/2010 08:37 PM EDT
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antiquus
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re: DoE grant for artificial photosynthesis
antiquus   7/23/2010 8:09:09 PM
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"DoE's goals are to foster [green] sources for the country" The DoE's efforts seems a little weak. This article describes merely $150M in funding, certainly from your taxes and mine. But will the DoE place the patents in the public domain? I doubt it. Even if we pay for development, we will again pay for deployment, and again when you and I purchase. While those bio and nano solutions are still percolating, our taxes will continue to subsidize the non-cost-effective solutions currently on the market. "Green" is only the color of money.

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pixies   7/23/2010 7:54:56 PM
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This news follows the Applied SunFab news nicely. My personal feeling is that the future of solar energy is not in the thin-film panels but in some kind of bio or nano solutions. Thin film panels are simply not economically competitive and will never be.

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pixies   7/23/2010 7:42:20 PM
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The ARPA-E solicitations are too ambitious and over-stretched. I wish each solicitation can focus on one or two areas and the amount of each grant should increase to give the awardees more resources to finish the job.

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rick merritt   7/22/2010 9:49:12 PM
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How to you rate the DoE's efforts so far in driving toward energy alternatives?

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