It just occurred to me that this is the definition of a solar generator. Of course a solar generator does more, but this fundamentally is what it is about.
As a kid I used to love to recharge batteries. I felt I was doing my part to avoid wasting alkaline batteries. It was amazing to me to be able to use them over and over and I didn’t understand why everything didn’t use rechargeable batteries. Now it was so clear that making money was always more important than being sustainable for most people.
Strange that now solar power is making those arguments in its favor. After being ignored and downplayed, it is now cheaper than other sources of energy. If we had invested in solar energy like we could have, we would have potentially avoided climate change. However once again we don’t do things until people die, and now we are in this situation.
It is a race now to use every method we can to reduce climate change. For me the solar generator is just one small part of a big puzzle. I know that I will never buy a regular ICE (gas) engine again. If I buy a car which I probably won’t, it will be an RV. A car while convenient comes at too high a price to our environment. I am not here to lecture you, just share what my own beliefs are.
Why am I writing this? Just to say that all of the solar technologies, both PV which create electricity and systems that transfer the suns heat indoors are an amazing way to live now and in the future. I would love to do some heat transfer things, and that is the next step after the PV and electrical charging thing is accomplished. It is also amazing that the sun can power solar panels and distill water from air, so one day people can live off the grid and not consume the earths resources in the way we have always done.
With or without you, solar is the future.