Nanotechnology and Solar Power

This video is really cool! It’s about a new emerging technology and the effect it could have on solar power. I’ve believed for a while that nanotechnology could save us from such threats as Peak Oil and Climate Change. Its been described as the next industrial revolution (if not a post-industrial revolution!) As you can imagine, nanotech is something the likes of Ray Kurzweil is a big fan of.

The real interesting thing about this application of nanotech is that it can apparently create solar panels that can utilise the full amount of natural sunlight captured and convert it to electrical power. Apparently, this is substantially more than what present solar panels can do. Enough, in fact, to solve the world’s energy problems (?)

What do you think? Watch the video and let me know!

Owen Law


About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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2 Responses to Nanotechnology and Solar Power

  1. This is a good introduction to how the energy from the sun can be put to practical everyday use. If you don’t like to read a lot of technical stuff, this book is for you. Quick, easy reading the non-technical average person. with references for more information. This book has practical projects for the person who already has some knowledge of solar energy as well. If you’re looking for a really detailed technical book of how to design and install your own solar collector (electrical or water), better get a different book. My 5-star rating is for those who are beginners or those that have a little knowledge of solar energy.

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