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Re: Oil spill in the gulf...
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2010, 12:44:10 PM »
ive heard somewhere that half or so of our oil and coal is used for energy.
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Re: Oil spill in the gulf...
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2010, 07:14:31 PM »
Solar is the ultimate energy source, because it will never run out! (well it least for a LONG while)
Yea, but the materials needed to build solar panels are considered rare, and *will* run out. :P

There is another source of "free energy", and thats boosting energy efficiency. A single 1% efficiency increase in the world is like 200+ power plants no longer needed.

Also, we  don't even have to use panels, as there are many other ways to capture the suns energy. Wind is good to, but not as reliable.

Did you catch that part?   :o

We can capture the suns energy in many other ways, like focusing it onto a cylinder of boiling salt. I personally think we wont run out of materials for mirrors soon (you start with sand for glass and the shiny, reflective part is just a regular metal like tin or something correct?) there are also a lot of other reflectives that can focus light as well.

I said "don't even have to use solar panels" for that reason Admin.
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