P4_4 The Solar Cell Efficiency of Superman

Magdalena Szczykulska, Jason John Watson, Lilian Garratt-Smithson, Alistair William Muir


The paper investigates how efficiently Superman must absorb energy from the Sun's emission spectrum to be able to perform flight for 8 hours at a constant altitude. A solar cell efficiency of 656000% is calculated, which seemingly disobeys the law of conservation of energy assuming the model of Superman as a solar cell is reasonable.

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