Lonnie Johnson: Awake to the Possible 6/6

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"The high reliability JTEC is in the middle at the best of both world's. It’s an all solid state device so it has a high reliability of the solar cells, it has high efficiency because it’s operating on a thermodynamic like the Stirling engine. So, ideally, you've got the best of both worlds in this technology."

If inventor Lonnie Johnson is right, next generation energy generation and storage technology will revitalize the American economy, put millions of people to work, reduce the need (and cost) of foreign military adventures, impair the power of several semi-hostile nations, lessen pollution, enhance public health and curtail global climate change. Not bad for a guy who made his first fortune by inventing the Super Soaker water gun. Reputable scientists believe that he is right both about the future and his role in it