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The artificial leaf, a very interesting way to solve the energy problem of the world.

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by Benz, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Benz

    Benz Active Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    The artificial leaf, a very interesting way to (partially) solve the energy problem of the world.

    I just saw a program on the BBC World channel called Horizons.

    I think that people who understand physics should see this.

    Can this be used in the automotive industry?

    Here is the link:
  2. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

    Oct 7, 2011
    Portland, Maine, USA
    Incident sunlight on a car is too diffuse a source to provide useful range while driving. The best that even very efficient solar panels could offer an EV is temperature control while parked, but even then only if you're parked in full sunlight, preferably at low latitudes or angled just so.

    The capital cost of any solar collector is best deployed on stationary structures that are always in sunlight.
  3. ggies07

    ggies07 Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    Ft. Worth, TX
    That was awesome. Thanks for the link.

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