In a previous project I found a free tv and turned it into a giant solar scorcher. This shoots out a deadly beam of sunlight, that's hot enough to abuse food, melt metal and burn things you probably shouldn't. Today seemed like a good day to play with my Solar Scorcher. I positioned my frame and found the focal point, then added some concrete tiles as a base for my projects. Ok, I've got power, and I'll test it out with this piece of wood and when the light makes contact.
I've got instant fire. The sunlight at this spot is around 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, enough to melt this spot of concrete into a glowing orange liquid. I'm curious to see what I can do with all this heat so I've filled a glass bottle with water and I'll punch a hole in the cap. It's incredible to see that the instant I focus my lens on the bottle, it starts smoking. Just a few moments later this water is so hot it's boiling, and I'm a little nervous the bottle might blow. Yep, there it goes. The glass pieces are melting and that's cool,.
But now I want to try this on some food. I'll get some hot dogs, and when they hit the beam they really do get hot. This might be a little well done for my taste, and I'm still hungry so let's try an egg. The egg is actually working very well. It's so reflective it doesn't burn as fast, and even my wife is interested. A little salt and pepper and it's tempting to try a bite. Ok, so I wasn't actually expecting to eat this, but it looks safe enough, and.
Even my kids are anxious to try. Surprisingly, it's pretty good. Alright, let's see what else this will do. I'll try burning a penny, and, wow, it melted. How about a stack of pennies Yep, they're nothing but liquid metal now, and I'm thinking that slag in the mixture must be what's left of the copper coating. It's only taking about 4 seconds to melt these, and melting metal is really great, but now I want to see something burst. I wonder what would happen to this egg It's spewing some kind of debris and smoking like crazy. I hear.
Some little pops and it's even forming some interesting growths. huh, Look at that. But no explosion. How about if I put a pop top on this bottle of water and let the pressure build up Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. Let's do that again. The lid is back on, and pressure is building. Awesome! Alright, the sun is setting and I've readjusted my Aframe. I'm just wondering if this would ignite gasoline. It does. Hopefully it goes without saying that this is very dangerous and you shouldn't try this at home. Well, I'm convinced there's.
An insane amount of power behind these lenses. If you'd like to see where I got this one, take a look at my tutorial on how I hacked it out of an old TV. This one boiled water in less than a minute, welded a nickel to concrete, and instantly torched any piece of wood in it's way. Well that was fun, but I'm still hungry so I'll put everything away and go get some real home cooking. That's it for now. If you liked this project, perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at thekingofrandom.
Are Solar Panel Roads The Future
How's this for an insane idea that just might work Scott in Julie Bruce aw have been working on making roads out of solar panels I know that sounds crazy but listen to this quote finding a way to replace regular concrete roads with ones they can better services stable world has long been their dream the solar panels are covered with four square foot glass hexagon panels the glass panels are designed not only to withstand the heaviest I've trucks bar also textured encouraging tires to grip the surface and water to run of.
The solar panels underneath generate energy from the Sun which can not only power nearby communities but also the electric vehicles they drive above them the power could also fuel embedded heating elements that would melt ice and snow a century making plateaus obsolete to top it all off the power also lights up yellow LED lights instead of painted on road lines making nighttime driving safer so is this again it's a seemingly crazy idea but it's actually working so far it's been boosted by two phases of funding that they've received from the.
US Federal Highway Administration and they've successfully built up parking lot that they say can withstand wat generate electricity in ultimately help fight climate change we think that this is like a road up the future all the things I just listed they could do that's fuckin mind blowing you can create get a concrete roads and have like a smart road basically now the roads if installed everywhere which I knows a really optimistic goal at least right now who knows what the future holds but it has the ability to cut American greenhouse gas production.
By 75 percent are you wanna talk about really making a dent in climate change cutting carbon emissions seventy five percent that's amazing are so as a right now they have an IndieGoGo campaign they're trying to raise a million dollars they have about 250,000 dollars right now and they even have their first big time customer the town of standpoint Idaho wants to be the first to implement these kinds roads look I think it's the future url immediately say if it's not this specifically that's the future it's going to be something similar because we.
Can't meet continue with this you know the kind engines we have now in the car pollution that we're doing now in now we know the toll it takes on the environment in the planet n is just not sustainable it's not sustainable and the problem is that as a right now it's so hard to really get these things going and really implementing it but because the fossil fuel industry has a stranglehold on the government in fact I'm surprised they even got a grant from the uh Federal Highway Administration.
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The battery runs out too quickly there's no where to charge it and it's too expensive it's been a bumpy start for the allelectric car with some survey saying only five percent of drivers are considering switching away from traditional gas guzzlers Can the electric car overcome these roadblocks Buckle up Industrial Revolutions gets behind the wheel Every day a thousand more cars join the congested roads of New Delhi pumping more carbon onto already smoggy streets experts warn India could see an extra 140 million vehicles by 2035 So, could the electric car be the solution.
It was specifically designed for lowcost but yet not be a boring vehicle and we have kept the cost under ten thousand dollars Launched a year ago Mahindra Reva's e2o is one of ten electric models on the global market it can travel 100 kilometers on a single charge We keep about 10 kilometres of charge in reserve that the customer cannot automatically use when the battery runs out of charge the customer has to contact the control center and control center will release the last ten kilometers and thereby cannot.
Accidentally and get stranded on the road With only five hundred e2o's sold so far it's clear there's a long road ahead to winning over skeptical consumers But maybe the future isn't an electric one Maybe the answer comes from the sky Meet Stella What makes Stella special is that it's the world's first family call on solar energy it's a car that actually provides energy instead of just using it Students at Eindhoven University built the four seater car to compete in the world solar challenge which they went on to win.
With it's aerodynamic shape and lightweight it can travel 400 kilometers on a single charge But what happens if the Sun doesn't shine It's going to stop Stella when it's cloudy because we have a really large battery in the car and essentially you can see it as a normal electric car but you have solar panel as range extender We saw electric vehicles coming up which are very practical but have a limited range but on the other hand we saw solar cars which have a huge range but are not.
Can Korea take lead in Solar Panel Industry ,
Solar power is the biggest and fastest growing sector in the renewable energy market as it's expected to become an affordable and feasible alternative to fossil fuels. Korea is making increasing use of this energy source. but it is going to be a global player For this week's Industry Insight, here's Song Jisun. This is the biggest solar power plant in the capital that started operating this summer. It's equivalent to 13 football fields with a capacity of 5point6 megawatts enough for 22hundred households a year. Solar energy is quickly rising as the next.
Generation of renewable energy here in Korea accounting for 98 percent of all renewable power plants built in the first half this year. This solar panel system has been set up on the roof of this waterfiltering plant and we have completed a couple of other solar power facilities like this for the Seoul Metropolitan Government. It's fully operational even on cloudy days and only takes three months to install and operate. The market for these solar facilities is booming in Korea. with most being bulit by government or public agencies. Over the past decade. solar energy has emerged.
As the world's biggest source of renewable energy, overtaking wind power. Last year alone it created half of total electricity generated from renewable energy sources. This prospective market is forecast to expand by 10percent each year by 2030. with China and India likely accounting for half of the global demand. By then, the cost of generating electricity from solar power is expected to reach similar levels to burning fossil fuel meaning it could become more widespread without the support of government subsidies. as it mostly depends on at the moment.
The biggest competition in the industry comes from China which produces 80percent of the global demand. at prices 20 to 30 percent cheaper than Korea. Backed by government support, Chinese companies have been producing well over the market demand. with half of the world's top 10 solar panel producers based in China. It's not easy to counter them in terms of price, so Korean firms must improve their costefficiency, at the same time revving up quality and technology. Around 40 players are in Korea's solar power generating market with small and midsized.
Companies focusing on solar cells or modules. while large conglomerates aim to tackle the global market by equipping a complete chain of production to service. We've established a value chain from solar component production to system maintenance. And we aim to expand the solar power generation infrastructure to even include households. Industry experts point out that it is also crucial the government take steps to speed up growth of the domestic solar power industry. To expand its economy of scale and improve its profitability, they add. Korea needs to ease regulations concerning installation.
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