- Richard Krooman
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create agricultural land and partially solve the global warming process by creating energy
Hello everyone let me introduce you to a very easy to grasp idea which I can't quite formulate.
In the past decade there has been a tremendous increse in 'caring for our planet' and 'reducing co2' etc.
One of the things we have done in order to become more green is creating the energy efficient lightbulb! Which is supposed to work way more efficient than the old. We have actually increased the efficiency of many devices.
But the first law of thermodynamics basically tells us that you can only alter energy rather than use it.
For our efficient lightbulb this means that it is more efficient at producing light than the old one. The old one created lots of heat while this new one does not.
So what do we do when it gets dark outside? We turn on the light!
And after a bit temperature drops heavy due to lack of sunshine in the evening so we turn on the central heating. Which then heats every room in our house. A bit later at night we want to go to bed so we turn the lights off... the heater down and wait till morning comes.
When you think about this it poses a very complex problem. Because when you install energy save lights in general your gas bill (central heating) will go up.
My pc is very inefficient compared to new ones however my room is always at a nice temperature in the evening because of it.
However here is where the idea becomes interresting. The same goes for "creating" green energy!
If you build a solar panel on your house this would in general cool either your house or the air around it (as you're transfering radiation into electricity which would otherwise dissapate into heat).
This also means that if you live in a cold area you're nuts if you use solar panels (unless you'd like it to get colder).
But also that we might be able to recreate agricultural land by building solar panels across deserts. Their main purpose would be to create energy and ow ye as a by product they will regain lost farm land and reduce global temperature.