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Energy Source and Technology Options for Kenya: Towards Direct Conversion of Solar Energy to Mechanical Work
Advances in Applied Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 43-47
Received: May 7, 2017; Accepted: May 26, 2017; Published: Jul. 7, 2017
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Raphael Venson Makokha Otakwa, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya
Herick Othieno, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya
Andrew Odhiambo Oduor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya
Awange Joseph Lagat, Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
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Sunlight though not heat, has inherent potential for direct conversion to mechanical work, just as heat does. The Physics pitching the possibility of direct conversion of nearly the entire sunlight received by a system into mechanical work has been formulated in this work. The feasibility of the concept has also been pursued, as well as alignment of the idea to the 2017-2027 predicted technology tipping points. Key to the ultimate realization of this propose, which argues for greater espousal of renewable energy options that foster attainment of engines for direct conversion of solar energy to mechanical work, are highly reflective and perfect mirrors. Smart areas and their associated favorable ecological footprints and climate change moderation will be among the key indicators of espousal of this conception.
Solar Energy, Direct Conversion, Mechanical Work, Perfect Mirrors
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Raphael Venson Makokha Otakwa, Herick Othieno, Andrew Odhiambo Oduor, Awange Joseph Lagat, Energy Source and Technology Options for Kenya: Towards Direct Conversion of Solar Energy to Mechanical Work, Advances in Applied Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 43-47. doi: 10.11648/j.aas.20170204.11
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