According to what I have read a project is being financed over at Google to find an energy source that is 'cheaper than coal', and would come in at at somewhere around 2 or 3 cents per kilowatt.
It has been said that there is nothing better to spur scientific development than to already know that an answer exists and therefore must only be developed. I already know the solution to the world's energy needs, and this is based upon my personal observations.
I have told people the story of the luminous craft I first observed at Banff National Park, and which I then had the opportunity to observe from only a few hundred yards in Melville, Saskatchewan. These craft had the recognizable glow that you can also see in those 'glow in the dark toys'. This is phosphorescence. Now that this technology is powering these flying craft is an indication of the amount of power it is possible to generate using nature's solar battery. The advantage of this technology is that the solar collector is also the solar battery, and when you consider Einstein's equation - E=MC(2) - it becomes obvious that an enormous amount of energy can be stored in very little matter, such that when this phosphorescent material is properly engineered it stores enough electrical energy to propel a flying craft.
I have done some amateur research on this technology in the past and what I have discovered is that glow in the dark toys release the light energy that they capture because phosphorescent material 'leaks' energy, rather than storing energy, and the main cause of this leakage is the vibration that occurs at the atomic level as a response to heat energy. I also know that these craft generate an extremely powerful and yet very localized electrical field effect (such that there would be scorch marks left on the earth but only when the craft comes within a certain close distance to the ground, which indicates that the magnetic field is somehow highly localized around the exterior of the craft.
Some sort of relationship exists between magnetism and the control of this phosphorescent material, and this then led me to do a little research in the area of 'magnetic resonance imaging'. It is obvious that a magnet is involved since these craft float in the air, defying gravity, and there is only one example in nature whereby objects 'float' in defiance of gravity and that is under the influence of magnets. It is obvious that the field generated by a magnet is also responsible for the scorching of the earth that takes place when such an object comes close to the ground.
It should be obvious that research involving silicon as a solar power technology is the wrong path to take, for in phosphorescence we have an elegant solution which incorporates the battery and the collector. Of interest here is the electron cascade effect utilized by plants, since plants also convert solar energy to electricity, and then send the electrons cascading downward to be stored in a type of battery. I am not suggesting here that it is required that we imitate the chemical reactions in plants, since this would probably turn out to be a dead end road, much as it was not required that human beings imitate the flapping of a birds wing in order to take flight. However intuition tells me that it would be required that some sort of cascade effect takes place in order to exploit the phenomenon described by Einsteins equation, which would then result in extremely small and yet very powerful batteries, which also collectors, which is then a very elegant solution. Intuition suggests a number of possible solutions. The answer might lie in some sort of 'doping' of the phosphorescent material, or some sort of altering of the material itself, since it is required that when the material captures a photon, we must trap the resulting electron, which makes me wonder if the solution might be to strip an electron. On the other hand the material already captures photons and stores them as electrons, and it might be true that the cascading effect would occur naturally, and therefore the solution is only to prevent the material from 'leaking' electrons, and it might be the case that it is the strong magnetic field that stabilizes the material, and it would also be intuitive to deduce that it is also manipulation of this magnetic field which draws off energy when required. I have noticed that this material is capable of releasing enormous amounts of energy as light, making the craft brilliantly luminous at times, while it is also possible to siphon off energy in the form of electrons, which is obvious given the powerful magnetic field, and it would seem that a small amount of energy is required to power the magnetic field which is somehow involved in preventing this leakage and is also involved in releasing energy either in the form of light or as useful electrons.
Therefore, given that Google is now spending millions on research into alternative energy sources, I would like to strongly recommend that experiments be conducted involving this phosphorescent material and magnets. It also seems quite probable that in the course of investigating this very useful phenomenon someone is likely to stumble upon that very interesting 'anti-gravity' effect which is more than likely a secondary by-product of the storage and manipulation of solar energy in such devices.
Beginning with the idea of going with what has already been demonstrated to work, I would like to suggest that a good place to start some research would be to imitate what has already been demonstrated by those who already know what they are doing. So then with this in mind, what is required is a hollow shell of phosphorescent coated material, with some sort of electrical generated magnet at the center. Two of the shell shapes I have observed would be the flat disk, and the object shaped like two shallow soup bowls place face to face, to create a type of 'oblong' effect. I would assume that the shape of the disk, and certain factors such as its width and depth would somehow be related to the size of the magnetic field, because the field, while it is extremely powerful does not seem to extend much beyond the outer shell. I also believe that it is typical of a magnetic field to spread and fall off gradually with distance, while this field seems to be very powerful and quite compact, and that would seem to be a relevant detail for some reason.