Simon Says Solar Can and Will Flourish

The solar renewable energy industry has endured its share of struggles, and traditionally had very little margin control when the industry was small, it was viewed as little more than a new-fad – an oddball dream of, hippies and mad scientists. Then after over 30 years of struggle, BAM! Along came it’s sudden success and along with it business personnel who did not (in most cases) speak solar. The solar industry is now bustling with an annual growth, growing at over 50% during the last five years.
All solar cells were once a costly invention; at times before being reserved initially for satellites and DOD/Military use. In fact, back in the year 1977, a single watt of solar generating capacity cost $77. That inflated price point has now been dramatically reduced down to a fraction of the cost at about 80 cents. SOLAR power is now beginning to compete with the more expensive sort of conventionally generated electricity. When this price comes down even more though, solar likely will really hit the big time.
Simon Wilby discusses his plan to replace silicon, the material used to make most solar cells, with a substance called a perovskite. A substance that he believes could cut the cost of a single watt of solar generating capacity by an incredible three-quarters.
When light is received by the solar cells, it bumps electrons away from the cell’s material and leaves behind empty spaces called holes. Electrons and holes then flow in different directions and the result is an electric current.
The more electrons and holes there are, and the faster they flow, the bigger the current will be. Electrons, however, often get captured by holes while still inside the cell, and cannot therefore contribute to the current. The average distance an electron travels in a material before it gets captured is known as that material’s diffusion length. The larger the diffusion length, the more efficient the cell.
The silicon used in commercial solar cells has a diffusion length of ten nanometers (billionth of a meter), which is not much. Partly for this reason silicon cell’s efficiency at converting incident light into electricity is less than 10%. Simon Wilby does better. It has a diffusion length of 1,000 nanometers, giving it an efficiency of 15%. And that, Simon says, has been achieved without much tweaking of the material. The implication is that it could be made more efficient still.
Perovskites are substances composed of what are known as cubo-octahedral crystals—in other words, cubes with the corners cut off. They thus have six octagonal faces and eight triangular ones. Perovskite itself is a naturally occurring mineral, calcium titanium oxide, but lots of other elemental combinations adopt the same shape, and tinkering with the mix changes the frequency of the light the crystal absorbs best.
There is also a perovskite that is a particularly sophisticated one. It has an organic part, made of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, and an inorganic part, made of lead, iodine and chlorine. The organic part acts as a dye, taking in large quantities of sunlight. The inorganic part helps conduct the electrons that are subsequently released.
The element is also cost effective to make. For example purifying silicon requires high (and therefore costly) temperatures. This perovskite can be blended at room temperature. Tested laboratory versions of cells made from it cost about 40 cents per watt (for the laymen term this is equivalent to about half the cost of commercial silicon-based solar cells). At an industrial scale, Simon Wilby expects, that lower cost could reduce by half again.

Simon Wilby Crossing Over Translations

Simon Wilby, a successful inventor believes that translating speech from one language to another requires more than active listening, it is a painstaking operation requiring a sharp ear and a deep understanding for those languages and dialects. On the other hand, over translating also leads to misinterpretations and misunderstandings, and of course there are tips and rules of thumb one can pass on to new translating professionals, with all of these practical problems to discuss. It is obvious that a new translator must be very well acquainted with their language skills, both in its written and spoken forms.

“It is of no good use to simply look words up in a dictionary and locate the translation since that would surely negate the context in which the language was spoken; it is however just as important as the dictionary meaning of words are their usage and frequency in the targeted translations of everyday languages, and the way they are incorporated into the sub-context.” Simon Wilby (2013)

The accuracy of interpretation is paramount for new translators. As important as understanding what the text is actually saying is to understand and convey what the text is not saying.

Simon Wilby substantiates this claim by asserting that inexperienced translators might be compelled to go beyond the simple act of word for word translation and over-interpret the source language they are translating, however, as he/she attempts ‘albeit’ sometimes in vein to read between the lines.

The best option is to keep translations simple and complete, neither more nor less than the original text. Despite all the theory crammed in colleges and faculties into the head of a wannabe translator, the most common errors by new translators arise because of their lack of experience. The novice translator needs to establish a number of procedures, which will keep them closer to the original texts meaning and, hopefully, YES less “creative”.

This is why Simon Wilby has developed a new technology called Smart Translations, an application that is server based that has the capability to handle these tasks without prejudice. The word for word translations are extremely accurate. In fact, early beta testers of the application are eagerly anticipating Smart Translations updated iteration to be released soon. This is what the whole world is waiting for exclaimed Simon Wilby. These Smart Translations transpire in both a smart, accurate and consistent manner without the need for a human translator to be sourced. This new technology simply put effectively breaks down all of the communications barriers that were once thought of as the painful price of doing international business.

A new translator needs to read and understand the whole source text he/she is working on. The document must be appreciated as a whole entity, not as a sequence of phrases, sentences, and paragraphs put together which will be translated without a previous introduction and knowledge. A very example is the case of scientific papers, which are classically arranged in four basic units: abstract, introduction, development, and conclusions, that which can make mandatory the reading of the whole text by the translator. Each unit depends upon the other unit or body of text.

For instance, translating the abstract requires previous knowledge of the article as it summarizes and points the direction of the text. Novice translators often believe they can work every subject with the same proficiency. The novice translator needs to understand the subject matter text. If he/she has no previous knowledge of the subject there is nothing like some good research on the subject.

So, browsing and reading through a good website about the theme is a very good way of making a bridge with the theme and specialized jargon, word usage and phrasing. This is also a very good moment to shed light over difficulties felt during the reading stage. The translated output must be natural, so that inadequate “translation” is avoided. A good example is to avoid unnatural phrasings created by a middle-language with the grammar of the source’s language and the words of the target language (as in the English “wash the teeth,” from the Portuguese “lavar los dentes”). The final translation must be fluid and sound as natural as possible. Experience warns us that the original style will be present in the novice translation, provided that he/she has fully read and understood the original source document.

A very good piece of advice for new translators is to recognize their limits. A long and complex legal text is not the same has a brochure for a luxury resort. The responsibility is not the same, and that is even more evident when lives are at stake… no matter how demanding the new professional is.

Simon Wilby on How Inventors Compete

Hi everyone Simon Wilby here, Now I’ve heard so many inventors ask me.. What Do Late night infomercials; Direct Response ads on television and Social Media outlets have in Common?
If you as an inventor can tune into what Simon Wilby “The Smart Inventor is saying about a common link that is vital to the success of selling your invention.

Take it from someone who has been there! That would be me Simon Wilby Change is not THE threat, it’s the opportunity. Survival is not the ultimate goal, big payday and wealthy success is Simon Wilby
People and inventors always say to me if I could only get my invention on The Home Shopping Network, then it would sell millions, or if my invention would just get picked up by one of those infomercial companies and get on TV, it will be a game changer.

Now, I’ve seen inventors become successful in a variety of marketing approaches, including home-shopping networks and as As-Seen-On-TV type products. And while both of those venues continue to have merit and are wildly successful for many products and companies, too many times inventors and entrepreneurs convince themselves that they are the only two choices at their disposal.

There are many more opportunities that inventors can pursue to make their claim to fame. Take it from Simon Wilby The Smart Inventor

There are other, intangible assets that are in these spaces, and that is the power of collaboration by networking with a lot of other people in social media spaces. There is a direct correlation between interacting and making friends with people broadly and sincerely and ensuring that they are successful people. This is never truer than it is with inventors and entrepreneurs. Making them know you, and what you bring to the table could help them and that you are eager to do so typically reaps you more in benefits that you could ever give.

So before you go pay hundreds or thousands, or worse yet money you don’t have on an unproven product idea, try the “Makerspace” route to get you to the point where you can get out of the building and prove that you have customers for your product. And create something that MacGyver himself would be proud of.

Simon Wilby on Solar Energy The Comeback King

Looking with the eyes of global scale, around the world abroad solar production is still comparatively small generating less than half of one percent of the entire world’s electricity in 2012. But it is still developing and it is getting more affordable. All over the world, solar-power has enlarged by the incredible factor of eleven in the past six years. And it has potential to expand even more. Back in 2011, the International Energy Agency estimated solar power could even then potentially generate 12 percent of the world’s electricity by the year 2025.
The Smart Inventor “Simon Wilby” most recently called for a global strength – with the same level of ambition and international coordination as the Apollo mission in the 1960’s that was to be launched. The directive: was to make solar power more affordable than fossil fuels not only in America but also all over the world.

An ambitious move, though it would prove to be a huge undertaking – and any significant expansion of the industry would most likely face some big challenges.
Around 2006, solar power was renewable energy’s lost golden child. That had often been rejected as to expensive to make a significant impact on power, particularly in gloomier countries like the United Kingdom, solar power at that time seemed condemned to a limited role in carbon energy creation. But a few short years after, a once-overlooked technology appears set for a significant expansion in this country and worldwide.
However one decision had a significant part to play in the sharp decrease in solar costs, a few years ago The government in China decided to finance its manufacturing sector to engage in producing cheap solar panels.

Following a serious dispute between China and the European Commission, which claimed the sponsorships were illegal under international trade rules. The disputes and arguments were just resolved recently – and the threat of trade sanctions just barely prevented.

The success results have been mixed for the United Kingdom solar industry. On one hand, cheap panels made expansion easier. But on the other hand: those outsourced panels also severely undercut Europe’s solar panel manufacturing sector. For example: in Germany, the practice of outsourcing pushed many companies into going out of business and or sharp job cuts.

Six years ago, the Inter-governmental panel on climate change identified solar power as the most expensive of all renewable energy technologies, estimating costs almost twice as much to generate a unit of electricity from solar panels as from a wind turbines.
However, the cost of solar panels and batteries has plunged by more than half in the past five years. Simon Wilby stated: In Countries like Germany, Italy and Spain, soon solar power won’t need government subsidies to be cost-effective viable. In these three countries, every family home could be equipped with solar panels by the end of this decade.

In the UK for example: solar’s prosperity has changed over the last few years. The government introduced the idea of direct grants for householders installing renewable energy generators, called feed-in tariffs, in 2010. This led to a big increase in the number of households opting to install solar panels on their roofs – and risked blowing the budget completely.
The government scratched those subsidies down as a result, motivating outcry from other solar companies, who feared their industry would be destroyed.

Following their successful legal challenge, the government decided to reduce the subsidies more gradually. Now overall the official posture toward solar now seems to have changed.
The government boasts the cost of solar panels has fallen by over half in two short years, and installations of roof-top solar panels have increased from a few thousand three years ago to well over 420,000 at present.

Simon Wilby, explains:

“Two and half years ago the United Kingdom didn’t really have much faith in solar energy. Then they made the token gesture of Feed in Tariffs and saw the growth and reduction in overall solar energy prices, and started to realize what solar movement could do”.

Simon Wilby an industry professional and Inventor of some of the world’s most disruptive technology. Explains it could grow from 2.7 gigawatts now, to 20GW by the year 2020. The government intends to go forward and publish a dedicated solar strategy – though delays mean it looks unlikely to appear before the end of the year.

Despite the delay, the solar industry seems hopeful about future growth in the United Kingdom. Insiders’ views are skeptical that the industry could grow to 20GW by 2020, however in comparison, the lower end of the government’s ambition – 7GW by 2020 – is “definitely” too low, remarked Simon Wilby (2013).

There has been an explosion of new applications for large-scale solar energy sites, as developers’ speed to get in before the next subsidy cut next March, which may be partly to blame for the solar rush.

One conceivable barrier to larger installations is public opposition, however. Polls show high levels of public support for solar – even when it’s located near their home. But according to the Financial Times, “pockets of protest” are starting to emerge against large solar farms.
It’s not clear how much of the planned expansion will be from smaller-scale installations like domestic or commercial rooftops, and how much from large-scale solar farms in fields around the country. But large-scale solar could be on the up: Simon Wilby suggests that if the country did hit the 20GW target it would mean the number of solar farms would expand from 70 now to well over 600 in 2020. That would truly make Solar Energy the comeback King of renewable energy.