Wow, I've been waiting for this for such a long time. This is a dream come true. If we can spread this technology for cheap so that everyone can use
it, then we can finally stop wasting fuel and money.
But there are always some obstacles to something so great such as this. First is obviously cost, and I'm pretty sure that this new technology won't be
cheap so that everyone can buy it, but I guess a public solar power plant is fine. Second is greedy corporations who will try to block this technology
to maximize their monopoly of the market. Finally, ... no finally, these are the major problems.
Sunlight that comes to Earth has provides more energy than thousands of hydrogen bombs each day. If we can harness this energy, such as with this new
solar panel, then world energy crisis would be solved.
We can expand this to automobiles, houses, public works, skyscrapers, the LHC, and many other power consuming factors.
Solar energy to electricity is the most efficient way to generate electricity in general.
Other forms of power requires you to go from:
Plants absorb light (3% efficient at most), plant decomposes, millions of years you get fuel, extract fuel, burn fuel, boil water, push turbine, store
energy, send energy, and appliances are less than 75% efficient.
Through all of these steps, so much power caused by friction and other resisting forces will be lost.
Solar power is simply:
Sunlight to panels which is greatly more efficient than burning fuel or even hydroelectricity.
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