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Solar Power: Incentives and Tesla? by CITI-Tech blogger Viki Bailey

Photo Credit: Winegard – Amazon / altered by Viki Bailey

Solar power, is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination of the two. There are many kinds of discounts and incentives to get people to invest in solar power. Do these incentives even work? If I was to create a new type of wireless energy it would be like the picture I provided with this blog, it would be small enough to fit along the surrounding edge of the roof. The roof appeal will still be there and you could hardly see the dish on the roof. The solar wireless energy idea came from my favorite inventor Nikola Tesla. He developed wireless energy many years ago, he had forethought into the future which is still being realized today, and companies applied that technology to what we know as inductive energy. You see it when the subject of wireless charging for cellphones comes up. Why not create a dish like the satellite dishes that can be placed on top of every building, or a light pole that can cast off energy wirelessly. Maybe if inventors of the solar panels change the look of the solar panel like I did in the picture, it may go over better with customers and the sales will rise. People will then see the benefits of investing in solar panels.



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  1. After reading this it reminded me of Tesla Solar Roof; Which basically is a roof made of solar panels and can be used to for energy. The surprising thing is that they work better than normal roofs and look way better. In certain areas, these panels can save a lot of money; I put my own address on the website to see how much I would save or generate if I put the solar roof on my house. It came out to generate $672 of energy per month over 30 years.

    1. Hi Manpreet. It’s great that you checked out the Tesla Solar Roof and saw how it might work with your own electrical savings. Which turns out to be quite substantial
      Thanks for your comment

  2. I think that this idea of wireless solar power is very interesting. I think that what you were talking about early in the blog with regards to the incentives of solar power is an interesting question to pose before mentioning your new wireless solution. I think that solar power has seen a huge reduction in cost ever since China began to ramp up its production of solar. That being said I feel as though the price tag associated with this renewable has been a deterrent. I wonder if this wireless solution would decrease the cost and make solar more accessible or the opposite.

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