The sun produces life and all its best parts, so why not push our tanned skin and ripe fruit further? Humanity has gathered and harnessed energy from the sun for ages in a sense, but now engineers and scientists have concerted in an effort to store the sun’s energy directly.
In the not too distant future, the present solar technology will become antiquated. Here’s why: scientists at MIT are developing a device that theoretically doubles the efficiency of conventional solar cells. In the works, and about 10-15 years from mass production, this technological advancement proclaims continuous power and energy. This development should entice because it promises inexpensive solar power that keeps working after dark. The simplified explanation of the mechanism: “the trick is to first turn sunlight into heat and then convert it back into light, but now focused within the spectrum that solar cells can use” (James Temple, MIT Technology Review). This innovation makes it easier to store heat, which opens the door to endless applications in the future. One day humanity can reap the benefits of clean, cheap, and continuous solar power.
Even though the current solar technology marks an upgrade over other fuels (that are either invasive or detrimental to the environment), there is a momentum pushing the technology to higher efficiency yields and greater energy output and storage. In the field there is audacity and curiosity to maximize the greatest resource available to humanity.
As demands for energy ascend towards a figurative sun, this technology absorbs it literally. To match mankind and its future, scientists anticipate with vigor, but imagine more. In a decade this technology will allow for more self-sufficiency and overall efficiency.
Similarly, the leaders at ManagInc anticipate the present trends for tomorrow’s benefits, but act with imagination too. Although ManagInc is not absorbing the sun directly, it is acting on its behalf in helping property management companies maximize their performances in regards to CSR and retention.