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HalcyonDays Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 12:09 PM
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5. Or we can just use Solar power
New Solar Cells using nanotechnology can absorb light in various wavelengths besides visible. This makes them extremely efficient. There are estimates that you could provide power to the entire population of the planet if less than 1% of the earth was covered in these cells. This means placing fields of these things in several deserts in the US and other places. This is the future of energy for humanity. Why bother creating fission reactions when we already have one giant fission reactor in the sky? Just absorb the energy from that one and never worry about power again. At least not for a couple of billion years.
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