This module is about leveraging the advances in clean energy to benefit everyone on the planet, not just a select few. In particular, we focus on Solar energy and battery storage, two technologies that are seeing an amazing trend of demonization and democratization.
Did you know that every five days, the Sun provides the Earth with as much energy as all proven supplies of oil, coal and natural gas? If humanity could capture just one 6,000th of Earth’s available solar energy, we’d be able to meet 100 percent of our energy needs on an annual basis! And today, we are riding a tremendous wave of advancements in solar panel efficiency, consumer adoption, and novel methods of expanding surface area coverage.
The ubiquity of renewable energy will literally transform everything. Skyrocketing advancements in materials science, battery technology, and solar-capturing surfaces are driving our future of energy access and abundance. During the roaring 20s, energy transformations will combine with every exponential industry, causing an unprecedented boom of economic, educational, and entrepreneurial potential.