One of my investing partners was looking at some of the new green technologies, including some LED plans, and I got to thinking...
What if we were able to create bright enough LEDs, or sensitive enough/efficient enough solar panels, that we were able to power those LEDs with 99% or less than the energy generated by the panels powered by the LEDs to begin with?
Is such a thing so far fetched? A light-powered generator that powers lights?
This wouldn't so much be for local power (clearly, we have the Sun, which should be fine).
Instead, think about the space-travelling applications, or, even subterranean applications. Places where sunlight cannot reach, where fuel/electricity is scarce.
I imagine a huge, bright dome with mirrors and solar panels and a super bright LED in the center... a power source for some large, space faring ship, or an underground living area.
Too science fiction, or possible?
"If an idea is at first not rejected, it has no future" - Albert Einstein.
Sensei Ono, Shinka Martial Arts