New alternative energy source
African Sun will provide 80% of European energy needs in the future Jack
Steinberger, Nobel Prize winner in 1968 for Physics and director of the CERN particle lab, believe that solar energy is the only viable of all forms of alternative energy.
In a conference organized by the Royal Society in London, Jack Steinberger signalize that investments in wind energy developed by several States, and mainly by the current U.S. administration, is a waste of resources because of the wind inconsistency.
Steinberger considered that in the next 60 years we will consume all the gas and oil resource of the planet, and until then people need to invest heavily in developing new technologies to generate energy.
In this sense, he proposes a solar thermal central, whose operating principle is based on a network of mirrors and lenses that will produce electricity and heat. The heat can be stored, allowing plants to operate in the absence of sun. Physicists consider that in the near future, Africa will become the main producer of energy, due to constant power of the sun in most of the year. Here could be imported 80% of European energy needs. A central capable of producing up to 3.5 gigawati energy cost 32 billion dollars.