Solar technologies are constantly evolving to provide eco-friendly means for energy production. Scientists and researchers have provided several archetypes for optimising solar energy production. The latest technology in the domain of solar works is ‘Floating Solar Farms’. These farms are expected to revolutionise the field of solar energy production in the years to follow. These farms can be laid across large water bodies such as oceans and seas that receive abundant sunlight. The primary function of the solar farm patches is to convert carbon dioxide to methanol. The carbon dioxide present in the water body can be used to generate methanol power. This is an important consideration for the energy sector because methanol is a useful gas in this sector.
Uses of Methanol
Methanol can be used to power aircrafts, cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles. This factor has largely aided the development of methanol farms across the world. Furthermore, growing number of solar methanol farms shall reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. This change in propensity could in turn help in ensuring a pollution-free environment in multiple regions. The researchers involved in the study quoted several advantages of solar farms in recent times. One of the key long-term advantages of these farms is in the field of managing climate change.
Managing Climate Change
Producing high efficiency cars and use of electric vehicles are two key ideas proposed by environmental researchers. Furthermore, the researchers are also emphasising on the need to improve insulation technologies in homes and other residential areas.