The Power of the Sun

There is a new hotel in Vegas whose curved, reflective glass facade is focusing sunlight into a “death ray” that beams down onto a certain area on the hotel’s pool deck and giving sunbathers serious burns. Link to that story here.  Well if you thought that was cool (no pun intended) watch the video below where scientists have focused two square meters of sunlight in such a way that it can melt ROCK!  Explain to me why we are not using this simple, clean technology to fire steam turbines for emissions-free electricity?

One Response to “The Power of the Sun”

  1. I agree. Why don’t they use this clean tecnology to harvest the energy and for free electricity. We knew that our sun was this powerful, now that we have a way of harvesting it to an extent of melting rock, we should use it to it’s highest power.

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