Solar Technology, the Time is Now !

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Aug 3, 2007, 4:00:10 PM8/3/07
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Recently there has been a story on how renewable energy sources are
not green, see;

I agree that the use of biodiesel or alcohol as a replacement fuel
is just replacing one oxygen consuming technology (These engines burn
Oxygen from the air as well as introducing amounts of pollutants equal
to the better low emission engines now in use.) with another.To
replace a food crop with a crop that will only produce fuel will have
a negative impact. Also recently there has been a trend to replace
dams with oil burning plants or coal burning plants because it is
environmentally senistive to the fish that breed in rivers where the
dams are. The oceans themselves are under danger from pollutants from
some of the fuel burning plants that pollute worldwide, (especially).
If the fish die in the oceans, then they will have no need for the
rivers, because they will be dead.These coal and oil burning
electricty plants also consume incredible amounts of oxygen from the
air. The dams have had work arounds for the the fish to reach breeding
areas for a long time, otherwise the fish would have been killed off
long ago. The energy companies are claiming that the dams cost too
much to maintain but with higher oil and coal costs then that is a
lame claim.Watch electricity bills start to climb to new records when
the dams are destroyed, and they are being destroyed.

Of course the use of alcohol burners have profit motives as new
technology that will enable alcohol systems to work will be under new
patents and alcohol can be controlled much easier by chemical
companies (oil companies) than true "free energy" systems like wind or
solar. This story does point out that existing land areas with home
roofs for placement of solar panels will not alter the current land
use structures in the least. Solar Panels do not use Oxygen at all to
produce energy! Solar Panels do not have any emssions at all! Solar
Panels do not produce thermal energy to add to current global warmth
concerns on the most basic level. In fact some of the solar energy's
Heat is converted to electricity within the Solar panel by conversion
of the solar energy into electricity. Not to mention that when over a
home they help to shade the home so less energy is required to cool
the home in areas such as Nevada , Arizona, Florida, and New Mexico in
the US. This applies to similar "Hot' areas around the globe. The sun
does not shine at night, but with proof of concepts on storage of
energy via "PSI Batteries" Pounds Per Square Inch batteries use large
air tanks to store compressed air (above or below the ground surface)
and when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine then the
stored up compressed air is used to turn turbines that generate energy
using electric generators just like any electrical supply system.
These Air batteries or PSI Batteries hold no dangerous chemicals like
sulphuric acid batteries do, and last potentially for extremely long
terms (Centuries) with some of the new composite materials. If somehow
they did leak, all they would leak is air. Solar panels and Air
batteries are completely non polluting and would do more to save the
air for all creatures to breathe than any other technology available.

Nuclear plants are just an accident waiting to happen or conversely
a target for terrorists. Solar Cells on Earth are the best bet for the
future for all the people on Earth. Oil companies need to be
controlled as a dangerous product, as do coal producers, and alcohol
producers, just like tobacco has been controlled. Someone driving a
Hummer is far more dangerous for your, mine, and childrens lungs than
cigarettes ever were. Hummers and similar vehicles should be banned
from public roadways. Granted the owners should be compensated if they
wish to have the vehicle replaced or paid for, many were bought as
status symbols and actually look pretty stupid in fact. They could be
reintroduced for use by governments for border control in extremely
rugged country which is only slightly justified use, at least they
would clock many fewer miles than they would on highways or as a work
commute vehicle. But the majority should be crushed and recycled to
build new infrastructure for energy efficient Energy producing plants
with Solar Cells and Air Batteries. Solar Cells are breaking new solar
conversion efficiency records almost monthly. Solar is the way to go,
they are silent, they supply clean electricity, they reduce thermal
(heat) energy that is in existence on Earth and transfer it into a
usable clean electrical source.

A moratorium on new oil or coal powered electricity plants should
be enacted worldwide. This moratorium should be brought before the
United Nations with Trade sanctions placed on ANY nation that fails to
abide.Poor nations should get subsidies from a global warmth funding
account with true guarantees that Solar Cells will be supplied
directly with UN assistence. The need to stop agueing over energy
policies and proceeding with a viable answer has come. Solar Cells are
the MAIN ANSWER for our planet, and Oil Companies have enough excess
profits now that they could invest that money in solar now and more
than please their investors with wise future profits .Let me be clear;
Solar Cells on Earth are the answer! Not Solar Cells in Space, with
redirected energy via whatever method. Redirected energy from without
the Earth's ecosystem will one way or another introduce higher thermal
energy when used on Earth. We don't need higher Thermal rates on
Earth.Most solar cells can handle higher solar light energy introduced
and thereby produce more electricity, but this effect can be created
on earth by the introduction of mirrors, here on Earth near the solar
panel that redirect added sunlight throughout the day with small
redirecting electric motors that would function not unlike the way
plants follow the sun through the day with their leaves. This has been
employed in the past with many solar cells that track the sun, but can
be better employed with multiple mirrors in motion adding
multiplication factors on solar cells as to energy production. Mirrors
do not need to be made of heavy glass, lighter materials that are
highly reflective can be employed. Temperature safety regulators
should be employed if excessive mirrors are contemplated. Solar is the
answer, it is here now, and it needs to be used now. The change needs
to come now. Everyone should make their voices heard if they agree!


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