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Technology Infrastructure Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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I dont think ive ever posted in here in the 4 years ive been a member.

I work as a Technical Consultant for a small company in utah that specializes in converting houses to run 100% off solar energy.
Just finished up a massive mansion with backlit marble floors and ceilings, something like 6 bathrooms, and I dont even remember how many yards of Cat5e being run for a full LONWorks suite.

I also work full time at a local Best Buy as the Geek Squad Senior- - ARA.
Training and supervising the agents and fixing machines.

Never a dull moment. biggrin.gif

Now that is a cool job!! Hey do you have any idea when solar panels are going to make a leap in efficiency? I heard that in the not too distant future there should be a giant leap in the technology. Man it would really take off if that happened.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

I dont think ive ever posted in here in the 4 years ive been a member.

I work as a Technical Consultant for a small company in utah that specializes in converting houses to run 100% off solar energy.
Just finished up a massive mansion with backlit marble floors and ceilings, something like 6 bathrooms, and I dont even remember how many yards of Cat5e being run for a full LONWorks suite.

I also work full time at a local Best Buy as the Geek Squad Senior- - ARA.
Training and supervising the agents and fixing machines.

Never a dull moment. biggrin.gif

I never knew about your second (first?) gig. That is cool. I just kinda walked into BB and went "PhilWrir" and you went "legoman786". And we were like "word." tongue.gif
    
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Now that is a cool job!! Hey do you have any idea when solar panels are going to make a leap in efficiency? I heard that in the not too distant future there should be a giant leap in the technology. Man it would really take off if that happened.

You are referring to the new tungsten thermal emitters coated in hafnium dioxide being researched by Stanford?

On paper a solar system with high efficiency emitters is up to 80% more efficient than a traditional solar cell.
But emitters usually fail at a temperature far too low to justify the added expense in materials and maintenance because of how fragile their structure is.
For reference, a normal emitter will fail at about 1800 degrees.
The tungsten ones being looked at fail at about 2500.
And that is why I bolded the "on paper" above. Because its not exactly safe to have a 30k degree emitter on the roof of your house.

Right now I just use emitters to bleed off excess heat while heating water for the house.

I have no idea what progress is really being made on it, but I can say if there is a cost effective and safe/efficient way of harnessing the HUGE spectrum of IR radiation normal cells miss out on to use for energy generation it will make my job a lot easier.
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I never knew about your second (first?) gig. That is cool. I just kinda walked into BB and went "PhilWrir" and you went "legoman786". And we were like "word." tongue.gif

Second gig. Makes me WAY more money but its more of an "in house contractor" position, so its not constant thumb.gif
I felt like a toolbag for saying it, but I wasnt sure what else to say. biggrin.gif
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You are referring to the new tungsten thermal emitters coated in hafnium dioxide being researched by Stanford?

On paper a solar system with high efficiency emitters is up to 80% more efficient than a traditional solar cell.
But emitters usually fail at a temperature far too low to justify the added expense in materials and maintenance because of how fragile their structure is.
For reference, a normal emitter will fail at about 1800 degrees.
The tungsten ones being looked at fail at about 2500.
And that is why I bolded the "on paper" above. Because its not exactly safe to have a 30k degree emitter on the roof of your house.

Right now I just use emitters to bleed off excess heat while heating water for the house.

I have no idea what progress is really being made on it, but I can say if there is a cost effective and safe/efficient way of harnessing the HUGE spectrum of IR radiation normal cells miss out on to use for energy generation it will make my job a lot easier.
Second gig. Makes me WAY more money but its more of an "in house contractor" position, so its not constant thumb.gif
I felt like a toolbag for saying it, but I wasnt sure what else to say. biggrin.gif

No, I was actually referring to the restructuring the molecules to make the actual solar panel material 3 times as efficient by utilizing more than just UV light. I saw this somewhere a while ago but haven't heard about it since. They seemed to be very close in aligning the molecules just right to make this happen and yes, if they did it would change everything. I wish I could remember where saw this. Thanks though.
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Semper FI - just don't tell me to stop driving me SUV, I am trying to slow down the next "Ice Age" biggrin.gif

Oh man... never. The "environmental" part referred to the many site-remediation projects I've worked. Like pumping thousands of tons of pollutants out from underground where an old munitions factory was located, etc. The subterranean aquifers in many places are wrecked where heavy industry and/or military bases existed.


So in other words, REAL environmentalism. The kind that makes it so farmers can access new sources of clean water for crops. Not some dopey, hug the earth, "I'm helping the planet by recycling a water bottle" kinda crap. wink.gif
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Oh man... never. The "environmental" part referred to the many site-remediation projects I've worked. Like pumping thousands of tons of pollutants out from underground where an old munitions factory was located, etc. The subterranean aquifers in many places are wrecked where heavy industry and/or military bases existed.


So in other words, REAL environmentalism. The kind that makes it so farmers can access new sources of clean water for crops. Not some dopey, hug the earth, "I'm helping the planet by recycling a water bottle" kinda crap. wink.gif

LOL, hey I believe in a clean planet too, just not that the world is going to come to an end if I turn on my AC and use the old light bulbs.
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Got out of the US Marines and into an oilfield supply business. Got laid off and went to EMT and Fire school.

Now a lab tech at a petroleum laboratory hoping for good news at the end of the month in regards to a recent call from a Fire Chief who's department I tried out and applied for..
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