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Global Solar Panel Network System

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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 08:55 PM
I just invented this like 2 minutes ago.

We all know that solar panels only work in the day, and don't work at night. So what if we had solar panels in different time zones, all connected to the same battery?

For example, a solar panel that is in USA, and another solar panel that is on the other side of the Earth. Both of them would be "linked" to the same battery. This would mean the solar panels would be in light 24/7.

Or, what if every single house in the world had their own solar panels on the roof, and ALL houses were linked together? This would mean every house is helping build energy, all working together as 0ne.

Maybe even put some solar panels in North/South poles?

At the North Pole, the Sun is permanently above the horizon during the summer months and permanently below the horizon during the winter months. Sunrise is just before the vernal equinox (around March 19); the Sun then takes three months to reach its highest point of about 23½° elevation at the summer solstice (around June 21), after which time it begins to sink, reaching sunset just after the autumnal equinox (around September 24).

Has anyone ever thought about a solar panel network system?

posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by ALLis0NE

The problem would lie with the lack of infrastructure to transmit the power from the panels to the batteries to consumers. The amount of cable required would be massive.

I posted a thread about powering all of Europe from some panels in the Sahara and basically the only problem was the lack of infrastructure for transferring the power and the immense amount of capital required to build it.


posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 09:37 AM
Remember, regardless of the material, it always contains resistance.

You wouldn't be able to transmit power from photo-voltaic cells that far. The electricity required to simply get a small charge a couple of time zones over would be absolutely phenomenal. Certainly not the level of power solar is accredited with.

It would be a good idea if we had a perfect distribution system. But we don't.
It takes power to send power... allot.

posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 05:01 AM

Originally posted by johnsky
You wouldn't be able to transmit power from photo-voltaic cells that far.

That's why you put rechargeable batteries every mile of wire. Just a strong enough battery that could get it to the next battery.

They should probably do that NOW with the current electrical system, and save some money.

[edit on 29-6-2008 by ALLis0NE]

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