Recently we have had some talk about "Radiant Energy" - A term Coined by Nikola Tesla.
In context, he stated:
This new power for the driving of the world's machinery will be derived from the energy which operates the universe, the cosmic energy, whose central source for the earth is the sun and which is everywhere present in unlimited quantities
How does a Solar Cell work? The Sun initiates a Chemical processes to then Separate Charge!
Also, in the same page:
It is well known that certain radiations—such as those of ultra-violet light, cathodic, Roentgen rays, or the like—possess the property of charging and discharging conductors of electricity, the discharge being particularly noticeable when the conductor upon which the rays impinge is negatively electrified. These radiations are generally considered to be ether vibrations of extremely small wave lengths, and in explanation of the phenomena noted it has been assumed by some authorities that they ionize or render conducting the atmosphere through which they are propagated. My own experiments and observations, however, lead me to conclusions more in accord with the theory heretofore advanced by me that sources of such radiant energy throw off with great velocity minute particles of matter which are strongly electrified, and therefore capable of charging an electrical conductor, or even if not so may at any rate discharge an electrified conductor either by carrying off bodily its charge or otherwise.
Ask the simple question, what is the Capacitor charged with? In what method do we measure this Charge? How is the Capacitor Charged? Charge must flow, yes? Charge in the exact same form as we would normally understand the charge, yes?
There is massive confusion, for example, do a search using these two different terms: Nikola Tesla Energy Quote and then Nikola Tesla Radiant Energy Quote. The results may shock you!
The term: Scalar, is also another term that is used with no understanding.
(of a quantity) having only magnitude, not direction.
a scalar quantity.
It should be noted: All Energy Radiates - Nikola Tesla's statements also confirm this:
Many useful applications of this method of utilizing the radiations emanating from the sun or other source and many ways of carrying out the same will at once suggest themselves from the above description.
An Electromagnetic Field Radiates EM Energy! An Antenna Radiates EM Energy!
I do wish those throwing around these terms, they have very little to no idea on the context, the meaning and the Experiments behind the definitions of such Termed Words, would take a little time to actually see that there is Zero Magic, Zero Illusive Science, mostly known principles.
Nikola Tesla told you:
The sun as well as other sources of radiant energy throw off minute particles of matter positively electrified, which, impinging upon the plate P, communicate an electrical charge to the same.
Nikola Tesla built a UV Ray Antenna, that's all!
So many people get all fizzy when thy hear fanciful terms like this, thinking that its easy to find a whole new Science an the world would then be saved.
I believe, it is very Important that we stay Grounded in Fact! I believe Nikola Tesla said similar things:
Don't be Fooled by miss-conception! Stick to Fact!