What to consider before picking the right bankruptcy attorney

So what makes a good bankruptcy attorney? Who should you trust? Are they with you all the way?

There is so many questions already about bankruptcy. For most, this is their first rodeo and are very clueless and cautious about what to do through out . So the first thing people do is log into their computers go to Google and start searching for attorneys who are recommended in their area.

Once they start searching for these specific keywords they find that the list is never ending. Many offering you the world, and other letting you know that they are like family the whole way. So what to consider? What to do?

Frank Wink from the firm Wink and Wink is very adament about what people should do before they consider him. First, check his credentials, check his reviews, and learn about the facts before you come into any attorneys office.

Consumers and past clients always recommend checking reviews. Reviews online or person-to-person have been very safe honest ways to really find out who to go to. Referrals are big in this business because there is simply to many options with to many attorneys.

Cheapest is not always the best. Sometimes you have to really pay a little more to get the better service. Someone who is just handing you paperwork and showing up at the end is not someone you want to do business with. You need someone who will hold your hand and keeps constant communication.

Finally, don’t go with the first person you see. Sometimes it pays to shop around and consider all your options.

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Research Gives Solar Power Boost

 

 

Princeton researchers have simplified the effect and cost of organic solar cells. These cells are used to absorb the sun’s rays and form Direct Current into the power supply. With this new research, large manufacturers can reduce the overall cost of many Solar Panels used in today’s Solar installations

The researchers, were able to increase the efficiency of the solar cells 175 percent by using a nanostructured “sandwich” of metal and plastic that collects and traps light.

the research team used nanotechnology to overcome two primary challenges that cause solar cells to lose energy: light reflecting from the cell, and the inability to fully capture light that enters the cell.

With their new metallic sandwich, the researchers were able to address both problems. The sandwich — called a subwavelength plasmonic cavity — has an extraordinary ability to dampen reflection and trap light. The new technique allowed Chou’s team to create a solar cell that only reflects about 4 percent of light and absorbs as much as 96 percent.

The structure achieves even more efficiency for light that strikes the solar cell at large angles, which occurs on cloudy days or when the cell is not directly facing the sun. By capturing these angled rays, the new structure boosts efficiency by an additional 81 percent, leading to the 175 percent total increase.

The physics behind the innovation is formidably complex. But the device structure, in concept, is fairly simple.

The top layer, known as the window layer, of the new solar cell uses an incredibly fine metal mesh: the metal is 30 nanometers thick, and each hole is 175 nanometers in diameter and 25 nanometers apart.This mesh replaces the conventional window layer typically made of a material called indium-tin-oxide (ITO).

The mesh window layer is placed very close to the bottom layer of the sandwich, the same metal film used in conventional solar cells. In between the two metal sheets is a thin strip of semiconducting material used in solar panels. It can be any type — silicon, plastic or gallium arsenide — although Chou’s team used an 85-nanometer-thick plastic.

Chou’s team discovered that using these subwavelength structures allowed them to create a trap in which light enters, with almost no reflection, and does not leave.

In this series of experiments, Chou and Ding worked with solar cells made from plastic, called organic solar cells. Plastic is cheap and malleable and the technology has great promise, but it has been limited in commercial use because of organic solar cells’ low efficiency.

Chou said the team plans further experiments and expects to increase the efficiency of the PlaCSH system as they refine the technology.