Future Advancements in Solar Tech
- Posted by adminsolar
- On December 4, 2018
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With environmental concerns higher now than ever before, many scientists, as well as the general public, want to find different ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint. One of those ways is to find different sources of energy, such as harnessing it from the sun and the wind.
Solar panels in Arvada can help harness the sun’s energy for use in homes and businesses alike so that we can decrease our dependence on non-renewable sources of energy as well as produce less pollution. Here are some things that science is looking into for the future of this kind of technology.
One great advancement currently being researched is building cars out of the same panels that are put on the rooftops of buildings so that the cars can collect energy from the sun in order to run. This could be an expansion on the electric car, allowing those cars to not only run longer without needing to charge up, but also making it easier to get away from gasoline and other forms of energy that cause more pollution. The batteries in electric cars are also currently quite large and cumbersome, so this technology may reduce that problem, as well. What’s even better is the potential for these vehicles to add extra surplus energy to the electrical grid while they are sitting and not running.
Another thing that can bring this technology into the future is the invention of solar windows. These windows can fits all kinds of frames and may be used in your home or an office building. This could reduce the need to have large equipment on your roof, and depending on how the sun hits your home at various times of day, it may even be more efficient for your house than having the roof setup. Otherwise, you could use both at the same time to increase your contribution to the grid.
Finally, there are advancements in the transportation industry when it comes to using energy from the sun. The first solar powered plane to travel around the globe has been created recently, called the Solar Impulse 2. Hopefully this is an advancement that will pave the way for other types of transportation being made from this technology.
There are many advancements being made in technology all of the time and some of these advancements can help make daily life better as well as save the environment. With solar technology continuing to grow, it is not too hard to imagine a future where we are no longer forced to create more pollution and destroy ecosystems by burning limited resources.