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Planet Earth Capacity Factor and New Look Criteria
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2020, Pages: 59-64
Received: Mar. 13, 2020; Accepted: May 6, 2020; Published: May 19, 2020
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Serdar Eser Erturan, Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York, City University of New York, New York, USA
Huseyin Murat Cekirge, Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York, City University of New York, New York, USA; Mechanical Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, USA
Richard Stanley Thorsen, Mechanical Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, USA
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The paper presents and facts and indicators of the Planet Earth capacity factor considering questions of existing human activities' safety and sustainability. These questions can be extended for advancing and developing our home planet without encountering a dilemma and future generations and civilization developments' sufferings because of our movements. In order to get positive answers to these questions, we definitely need to improve our technological skills. It might be an appropriate explanation to understand our current timeline. As the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates, nature can quickly become a formidable foe—particularly if humans are caught unprepared. Although Earth’s ideal conditions have provided humans with a perfect environment to thrive socially and economically, her natural resources are not limitless and her natural balances are delicate. It is critical to begin developing solar technology to meet the human race’s energy needs. The human race currently meets its energy needs mainly through fossil fuels. But not only are fossil fuel reserves limited but also excessive reliance on fossil fuels can cause long-term environmental damage. On the other hand, solar energy is bountiful, free and clean. As such, solar energy is a great alternative source of energy that will ensure that future generations enjoy a hospitable planet and healthy and economically stable living conditions. Planet Earth supports our current lifestyles, but there are obvious indications of unusual changes in her cycles. Only recently have we begun to consider plans regarding Earth’s capacity; historically, we have mostly considered local environmental factors. Unfortunately, the time for only thinking of local factors has passed – we must consider the planet’s capacity for continued human survival in order to create a sustainable lifestyle. As humans, we believe that we live in some sort of “infinite time spiral” – that is, we believe that the human race will live forever – but this is simply illusionary cortical brain activity. The paper also presents mitigation measures such as searching and developing new criteria in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower system, combined cycle configuration; Brayton Cycle, Rankine Cycle, Thermal energy storage (TES) and Thermal Water Desalination system.
CSP, Solar Desalination, TES, Thermal Energy Storage, Air Cavity Receiver, DSG
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Serdar Eser Erturan, Huseyin Murat Cekirge, Richard Stanley Thorsen, Planet Earth Capacity Factor and New Look Criteria, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2020, pp. 59-64. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20200602.12
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