posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 12:02 AM
Solar in the cities would work great , not to mention other places like Texas, and anywhere else where we have abundant sky!
Cities already have a problem. They create lots of heat.
Solar cells could not only create electricity , but also reflect unused heat back into space.
The light that hits the panels that does not create electricity is either heating the Solar Panel or reflected back into space, which is much less of
a problem than the Ground heat generated by Cites.
In other words by creating electricity in the cities you also help to resolve a heat generation problem with cities because with Solar Panels what is
not turned into Electricity is reflected back into space.
Think about this, the cooler the temperature in you city the less amount of electricity will be used to cool it.
The more Solar power you generate from the Sun for free , the cooler your City will become.
The Cooler the temperature in your City the less amount of Electricity is needed to Cool your City.
You can fight Global Warming , by not contributing to it as much, Generate more Power , and Use less Energy all at the same time.
What is there not to Love ?
And think about if you were actually strategically placing Solar Cells to collect the most power and reflect the most amount of heat you would get
even more bang for your buck.
Don't think in terms of just how much power a Solar Cell can produce , but also think of a Solar Cell as being a Passive Radiant Barrier. A passive
Radiant Barrier can save tons of Energy that would otherwise be undesirably produced.
In Laymans terms you make shade , and generate electricity at the same time.
Or you get more out of the system than you put into the system.
[edit on 8-11-2005 by lost_shaman]