Ode to the Humble Solar Panel

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Every so often I like to browse the free energy videos on Youtube. There’s such a dizzying variety of charlatans on display there, shilling their own take on the classic investment scheme, the perpetual motion machine. Free energy magnetic motors, vortex toruses, orgonic concentrators and all manner of similar baboozery.

It speaks to the longstanding human fantasy of abundant, freely available energy…