2000/02/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
With the technologies we know today, we cannot fully harness the energy sent to us by the Sun, but there are studies in the United States that point to the rapidly changing situation and solar energy will become a real alternative.
The technology being developed does not transform the energy received from the Sun into electric energy, it uses it as it comes. Visible light will be used as such to illuminate the houses and the other components of the spectrum, such as the infrared, will electrical energy. This system will allow significant energy savings, since the electricity generated in developed countries is consumed mainly in the lighting of homes and buildings.
Mobile devices installed on the roofs of buildings will receive and distribute solar energy uninterruptedly. Visible light will be distributed and transported by fiber optics into houses and the rest of the spectrum will become electrical energy. At the same time, artificial light will be used to compensate for changes in natural light and keep home lighting constant.