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Floating energy
IDEA BY: Jesse Wright LOCATION: Other CATEGORY: Technology

ENTRY TITLE

Floating energy
IDEA BY: Jesse Wright
LOCATION: Other
CATEGORY: Technology

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Using rivers, lakes and/or oceans as a large solar panel

By creating an insoluble dense liquid containing phosphorous, silicon and boron layers to allow an electric charge to be photovoltaically created by the suns light and then using the naturally occurring ions within the water to transport this charge to a point from which it can be fed back into the grid. The large surface area of a lot of water bodies would make them ideal for producing a significant charge that is both renewable and more cost effective compared to small solar panel units that require a large amount of resources.