This 19-year-old kid is a genius, isn’t he?
The Power of 5,000 Suns? Seriously?
What if this technology can someday power an entire tiny house and recharge battery reserves faster than we would have ever imagined?
The R5800 Solar “Death Ray”
Watch the video below to see what I’m talking about and here’s an excerpt from the inventor himself:
The R5800 is my latest and greatest solar creation. Made from an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish, it is covered in about 5800 3/8″ (~1cm) mirror tiles. When properly aligned, it can generate a spot the size of a dime with an intensity of 5000 times normal daylight. This intensity of light is more than enough to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into lava, and obliterate any organic material in an instant. It stands at 5’9″ and is 42″ across.
Unfortunately, the R5800 was completely destroyed in a storage shed fire on December 14, 2010.
Coming spring of 2011:
Sun Runner 3
Area of dish aperture (elliptical)= (pi x 102cm x 73cm)/4 = 5848 sq cm
Area of focal point (circular)= pi(0.6cm)^2 = 1.14 sq cm
Concentration Power= 5848/1.14 = 5129 then rounded down
Output Power Estimate = 560 watts
Video of the Solar “Death Ray”
Can you see a small device like this being able to easily recharge battery reserves quickly to power homes of all sizes? This kid’s invention can really lead to some incredible breakthroughs (and less oil dependency).