1.12.2007

Small Scale Solar Power

CNET News has an interesting gallery of solar power chargers and devices. Though the effect is small compared to say, powering a building, it's no less important as we all seek new ways of minimizing our dependence on fossil fuels to generate electricity. To be honest it's still a struggle for me to consider carrying another chunk of plastic and then search out a sunny spot to recharge my iPod. I believe kinetic options are better today because they are made to accomplish the same task without requiring the user to change his or her habits. In the consumer world, the most successful revolutions happen easily by design.

2 comments:

R Michael Hendrix said...

Here's an interesting article on a solar powered home.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyid=2007-01-16T233801Z_01_N09381735_RTRUKOC_0_US-SOLAR-HOME.xml

solar power said...

I believe that Solar energy is the source of all energy on the earth (excepting volcanic geothermal). Wind, wave and fossil fuels all get their energy from the sun. Fossil fuels are only a battery which will eventually run out. The sooner we can exploit all forms of Solar energy (cost effectively or not against dubiously cheap FFs) the better off we will all be. If the battery runs out first, the survivors will all be living like in the 18th century again. And I hope solar power industry will continue to develop as fast as it's possible.

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