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Originally posted by ZELDAR
Amazing post! I had to mute it cause I hate europeans tho.... F & S
Originally posted by Nightfury
reply to post by LoneGunMan
Solar panels convert the sun's energy to electricity, This is using the sun's energy to convert to heat...HUGE difference.
Originally posted by oou420
wow this is highly overrated. It's useful for working with heat-resistant materials, but very limited as a weapon. not the greatest energy source either, thermal energy doesn't convert very efficiently to electricity. I'm pretty sure there are a couple mirror arrays around the world that focus sunshine on a sort of solar panel, and there's a reason they are no more than experimental technology
Originally posted by tauristercus
As amazing as this is, with its ability to generate 3000+c temperatures at the focal point ... I can't help but be puzzled as to why the molecules of oxygen, nitrogen,water vapour, etc that occupy the space at the focal point itself do NOT ionize due to massive energy absorption. After all, we plainly see cellulose molecules (wood) and iron atoms placed at the focal point absorb huge amounts of energy and either burst into flame or melt.
edit on 23/11/10 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)