Shooting for the Sun from the Atlantic Monthly
Amazing article in the Atlantic Monthly on Lonnie Johnson the self-made, independent inventor who not only invented the Super-Soaker water gun but just may have such a revolutionary approach to a solar powered heat engine that he may just have made solar power produce energy so efficiently it is competitive with coal.
It's not just his JTEC that is amazing. Read the biographical info mixed in on an astoundingly interesting guy and a rare breed these days amongst inventors.
Does sound a bit too good to be true, but...