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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3rd Edition by Aldo V. da Rosa

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Chapter 8

Radio-Noise Generators

8.1 Sole Section

A subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-Fourth Congress of the United States heard, on June 11, 1976, testimony on “Converting Solar Energy into Electricity: A Major Breakthrough.” Joseph C. Yater (Yater, 1974) and (Yater, 1979), the inventor, read a prepared statement. Although the implementation of the the idea is improbable, we will discuss it here as an interesting intellectual exercise.

The idea is fundamentally simple: It is well known that a resistor generates electric noise owing to the random motion of electrons. The available noise power is proportional to the temperature but is independent of the value of the resistance. If ...

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