SciShow: 5 Inventions Showing Us the Future of Solar Energy


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Content of the Lesson: When you imagine the energy of the future, solar power is probably in the picture – but in recent years, less than 2% of the world’s electricity has come from solar power. Here are 5 new inventions that are likely to change that. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Kevin Bealer, Jacob, Katie Marie Magnone, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Eric Jensen, Christopher R Boucher, Alex Hackman, Matt Curls, Adam Brainard, Scott Satovsky Jr, Sam Buck, Ron Kakar, Chris Peters, Kevin Carpentier, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Sam Lutfi, Charles George, Christoph Schwanke, Greg ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0364-5.epdf?author_access_token=RduqgDWgyu90mvu-RB6DW9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0O97Lc9kleZWba0tQ-k-7tIlZGbnB6ZL4SOzl8a4rPD9IuBrjAeWq--cJR60bfbCroy01kiCE8CKI6Of6hGsKYrJ74WecY0rcX7lhteq3zLcw%3D%3D https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-47803-3 https://grist.org/food/cash-strapped-farms-are-growing-a-new-crop-solar-panels/ https://sustainabilitycommunity.springernature.com/users/311875-helene-marrou/posts/53868-agrivoltaics-a-win-win-system-to-combine-food-and-energy-production https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/LAI/LAI2.php https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0364-5.epdf?author_access_token=RduqgDWgyu90mvu-RB6DW9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0O97Lc9kleZWba0tQ-k-7tIlZGbnB6ZL4SOzl8a4rPD9IuBrjAeWq--cJR60bfbCroy01kiCE8CKI6Of6hGsKYrJ74WecY0rcX7lhteq3zLcw%3D%3D https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326675843_Floatovoltaics_Towards_improved_energy_efficiency_land_and_water_management https://www.ijitee.org/wp-content/uploads/papers/v8i12/L24971081219.pdf https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.8b04735 https://www.teachengineering.org/content/cub_/lessons/cub_pveff/Attachments/cub_pveff_lesson01_fundamentalsarticle_v2_tedl_dwc.pdf https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352484719304780#b2 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352484719304780#b49 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ese3.92 https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/11/19/a-record-year-for-trackers/ https://news.energysage.com/solar-trackers-everything-need-know/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/organic-solar-cells https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/organic-solar-cells https://news.energysage.com/organic-solar-cells-what-you-need-to-know/ https://www.pnas.org/content/116/1/7#ref-2 https://www.pnas.org/content/116/1/7#ref-2 https://www.popsci.com/turn-your-smartphone-into-solar-panel/ https://www.nrel.gov/pv/organic-photovoltaic-solar-cells.html https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/crystalline-silicon-photovoltaics-research https://www.tesla.com/solarroof https://www.tesla.com/support/energy/solar-roof/learn/overview https://news.energysage.com/thin-film-solar-panels-make-sense/ https://arrow.tudublin.ie/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1062&context=dubenart https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336994638_WEARABLE_AND_WASHABLE_PHOTOVOLTAIC_FABRICS https://www.ntu.ac.uk/about-us/news/news-articles/2018/12/bright-idea!-clothes-embedded-with-solar-cells-to-charge-your-mobile-phone https://www.wired.com/2014/05/charge-your-phone-with-this-high-fashion-solar-powered-dress/ https://tatacenter.mit.edu/portfolio/solar-thermal-fuels/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/11/06/scientists-reveal-strange-molecule-that-can-store-suns-energy-for-18-years/#75e3fe983483 https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/ee/c8ee01011k http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/chalmers/pressreleases/emissions-free-energy-system-saves-heat-from-the-summer-sun-for-winter-2731597 Image Sources: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dornbirn-Montfortstrasse_19-Gardening-Photovoltaik-01ASD.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_Sharing_Power_Plant_in_Tsukuba,_Ibaraki_03.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_Sharing_Power_Plant_in_Kamisu,_Ibaraki_03.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_Sharing_Power_Plant_in_Kamisu,_Ibaraki_02.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Farniente2.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8MW_horizontal_single_axis_tracker_in_Greece.JPG https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suntactics_solar_tracker.jpg https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/pip.3229


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