Industry and Science must develop a method of continued storage of solar energy, in forms other than batteries. Perhaps in the form of a chemical that can be accessed at a later date, perhaps in the form of a different type of molecule.
Solar Thermal Power systems
This method is obtained by magnifying the sun’s heat, directing it onto fluid-filled pipes, heating the fluid to boiling point.
The super-hot liquid is then used to power a turbine generator. You may be familiar with solar cells, which create electricity when photons from the sun force the transfer of electrons between layers of material. Solar trough plants, on the other hand, involve no chemical reactions. They utilize an array of mirrors to direct solar heat to a central pipeline filled with water. One square mile of such collectors could provide power for more than 100,000 homes. Unfortunately, once again the problem arises when solar energy is not available, as the providers are forced to utilize other sources of energy.
This is a downside, but at least it provides for a reduction in Petroleum use, and every bit count’s.
Solar technologies are characterized as either passive or active depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight and enable solar energy to be harnessed at different levels around the world, mostly depending on the distance from the equator. Although solar energy refers primarily to the use of solar radiation for practical ends, all renewable energies, other than Geothermal power and Tidal power, derive their energy either directly or indirectly from the Sun. more.....