Reach out for the sun
While fossil fuels are being exhausted at an alarming pace, global energy consumption continues to increase. The solution, however, has always been around. We only need to connect our grid to the sun.
To induce safe, sustainable energy, we only need to connect our power supply grids to the sun. The sun has been the source of life on Earth since the very beginning of its existence. Yet still the majority of its power is wasted.
For the next 4-5 billion years the sun will provide the earth with almost unlimited energy. Theoretically speaking, if we could capture solar energy without loss, the global annual energy need would be captured in less than 1.5 hours. More than half of the sun’s energy is radiated back to space. By not using such a vast energy source, we are wasting power every second.
Research tells us that annual global energy needs can be covered about 400 times by conventional solar cell technology available off the shelf today.
In Europe every square metre of land receives approximately 1200kWh of energy per year. This is an equivalent of 120 liters of gasoline per m². On a larger scale there is an abundant supply of solar energy in the regions where 85-90% of global population lives.
Estimated growth of global energy consumption