Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Solar power ideas-help !

  1. Jun 22, 2006 #1
    solar power ideas-help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hi i have a idea that i will use the solar panel to made a power source station to provide electricity with a variable voltage output. can you give me some ideas or suggestions about that i dea!!!!!!!!11
    any idea would be great!
    thanks you for getting time read my article!
    <let help save the world by using the solar power, old but good!>
    you have a good day!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 22, 2006 #2


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    You'll have to be a bit more specific about your intention. For anything on a large scale, you pretty much have to go with generating steam by solar power and driving a turbine. The cost and surface area requirements for photovoltaic cells are way too restrictive for anything bigger than a fairly modest home. There are new developments all the time, though, so keep checking for a breakthrough somewhere. Remember also that cells will only generate DC, so you'd need inverter circuitry to provide AC from them.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Solar power ideas-help !
  1. Solar power (Replies: 4)

  2. Direct Solar to AC Idea (Replies: 11)