Brink – Storing Solar Energy

December 31st, 2009 | by ADMIN |

Chemist Dan Nocera’s work capturing and storing solar energy may save the world. No, really!

Duration : 0:4:21


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  1. 25 Responses to “Brink – Storing Solar Energy”

  2. By jburt56 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Ultracapacitors.
    Ultracapacitors.

  3. By bobo888bobo on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    that is great if …
    that is great if they found a way to make electrolysis more effective because normally it is terrible. it is also good if you have a need for hydrogen. but they say batteries are expensive and ineffecient? that is wrong.

    I think the idea that solar is no good because it does not run 24hr/ day is silly. we are not going to close down all fossil fuel plants when solar plants are running. how nice will it be to not be polluting whenever the sun shines. much better than now.

  4. By MrAstro888 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    guess what… look …
    guess what… look up carbon tax and carbon tax credit… bills, yeah they will never go away till we can live free and free of greed

  5. By Sonyoooo3 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    The tree are …
    The tree are shrinking and expand so can there be some sort of presurizing system? Just like presure-cooker

  6. By parnellitube on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Solar panels and …
    Solar panels and electrolysis? That’s the breakthrough? I like the animation with all the hydrogen tanks, as if the puny solar panels on your roof could ever fill those up!

  7. By LordProphet77 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Nope I would tell …
    Nope I would tell them to take their money and shove it. I would give it to the world and I would patient it.

  8. By robz40 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    No, you cannot …
    No, you cannot patent what has already been patented. You cannot get another 20 years of intellectual property years once the time has expired. But it gets worse, you cannot patent a technological innovation once it has already been published or made public. Also methods,ideas theories cannot been patented. It’s got to be a technological innovation that solves a practical problem.
    google
    ipo what is a patent

  9. By epshot on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Is it possible a …
    Is it possible a company can re-patent something before any one else gets to chance to? and i mean internationally. is it possible that google, after 20 years (which is a long time mind you), could patent their espacenet again before you or I or even another corperation has the chance to?

  10. By robz40 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Prof Nocera forgets …
    Prof Nocera forgets to mention that you cannot extract from the environment more energy with SPECIFC power that is greater than the one available in the envrionmnent at that moment. If you had to use the method described to to supply the US, the installation would cost more than the entire US GDP.

  11. By robz40 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Patents are made …
    Patents are made public and everyone can read them example google espacenet. Intellectual prpoerty on a patent lasts only 20 years and ONLY in the countries where they are filed and approved . Moral of the story: you cannot hide a patent nor stop the production of technological innovation after 20 years everywhere in the world. Conspiracies are the pinnacle of nonsense.

  12. By epshot on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    i tend to think so. …
    i tend to think so. call it dogmatic thinking but i believe everyone has their price. but i also think a powerful oil company would rather dispose of humanitarians and hippies than pay them millions for their patents and ideas. why spend (just to throw out numbers) 10 million to buy a patent when you can spend 1 million to formulate a clean assassination. or 1 million to use political connections to throw someone into incarceration for life? that makes sense to even me, and i’m a nice guy!

  13. By epshot on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    humanity isn’t for …
    humanity isn’t for sale. just a patent. who knows. maybe the oil companies don’t buy out patents the way we think. maybe they steal them or acquire them from people in other illegal ways. i can’t see everyone who has ever discovered a good renewable source of energy all selling out to oil companies for money. i’m sure most people who are looking to discover such methods of generating energy start with good intentions. yet nothing ever seems to break through. can EVERYONE be susceptible to money?

  14. By micropower9 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    no i wouldn’t', id …
    no i wouldn’t', id tell the oil companies that humanity is not for sell and force them to buy into the new solar energy comapany. so the new green company would use oil money to expand

  15. By epshot on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    wouldn’t you?
    wouldn’t you?

  16. By micropower9 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    This is old news. …
    This is old news. everytime we have a breakthrough to use solar energy, the inventors sell out to the oil companies and the oil companies sit on the patents. forcing oil down our throats.

  17. By micropower9 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    lol yuk, bus riding …
    lol yuk, bus riding is for peasants

  18. By micropower9 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    This is old news. …
    This is old news. everytime we have a breakthrough to use solar energy, the inventors sell out to the oil companies and the oil companies sit on the patents. forcing oil down our throats.

  19. By epshot on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    let’s go solar and …
    let’s go solar and wind for real. we could end world hunger with that shit.

  20. By stoneandeddie on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    hey I just see your …
    hey I just see your post.. very true! hmm I just hope that there will be scientists who are SUCH enthousiasts as Dan.. people like him make a change as they have a drive, passions & know-how.. 1:37 ouch! ‘there’s no wires in the leaf’ & then the passion bit that;s an asset that makes a change.. at 3:57 or so onwards… ‘ if that does not get you excited, then don’t do science!’.. yes!!!

  21. By TheAkb10 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Be smart – don’t …
    Be smart – don’t pay any more electricity bills. more info: solar.xfollow.me (Copy to your browser’s address bar)

  22. By sololamer on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    The with all …
    The with all that, People are nasty rude and disrespectful and smell funny. Have you ever rode a bus in the u.s.? Its like a mobile zoo. Inconsiderate and belligerent apes.You ride public transportation. The rich get there own cars, and the slaves get shuttled around in box cars to the slave camps. off.

  23. By szaki on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    First, energy …
    First, energy consumption must be reduced, by building more public transportation to move people around.
    Personal cars are very inneficiant, polluting and energy hogs to move people around.
    See Europe, how effectively use public transportation.
    Also, Germany is very big on wind power, one of their biggest export.

  24. By stoneandeddie on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    4:07 so sweet… …
    4:07 so sweet… and you below get BACK to the TOPIC of this video & leave taxes/ rent/ do they speak English yes/no at home.. this video is WORTH IT thanks!

  25. By dan020350 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    at the same time u …
    at the same time u reminded me of the poorer nations where taxes are not implemented because the economy is so poor. Which reminded me the collapse of Iceland’s currency, and poor economy of Thailand. that is why i ask you do they speak English.

  26. By dan020350 on Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    u confused me , …
    u confused me , after given more time to think of what you said. : D once you buy your own apartment, you have to paid taxes instead of rent. Still that as like rent.

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