Have you heard the argument “Solar Panels take too much space”. Well, for starters – that argument is simply… flawed. If Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Systems are installed on the right places in the planet, it will not require much space to generate enough electrical energy to power all of the world’s energy needs.
Maybe we’re thinking “inside the box” when it comes to solar energy. How about this huge space called “the ocean.” There is more water than land mass in our Planet and we can create “islands of PV solar systems” which can generate electrical energy and transfer it to land.
Richard Brandson would like to attempt this on his private island (Necker Island). He want’s to use his island as a test, to show how it can be done. Maybe the design will be similar to Switzerland’s “CSP Floating Labs”
I believe this is a great idea. Yes – it will cost quiet a bit of money, because you’re creating a floating island somewhere in the ocean but there is a lot of space out there, and a lot of electrical energy can be created… enough to power the entire planet.
PV Solar Systems don’t have much maintenance costs and can generate energy for well over 2 decades.
Do you think this is better than burning fossil fuels (i.e. coal, oil and natural gas) or even worse, building more Nuclear Power Plants?