Electricity and Motorvehicles Can now be Solar-Powered with PYRON-Technology
PYRON's space technology PV-cells, developed by the BOEING division BOEING-Spectrolab, produce 800 times the electricity than conventional non-concentrating cells of the same size.
This opens the door to competitive solar electricity and hydrogen production.
U.S. electricity consumption is 2.8x1012 kWh per year.
The well known LUZ Solar Powerplants annually generate 48 kWh/m2.
Thus, the space needed to supply the U.S. electricity consumption with LUZ technology would be 58,000 km2 (36,250 mi2).
PYRON Solar Powerplants generate up to 537 kWh/m2 and could deliver the energy needed for the whole U.S. on a mere 5,370 km2 (3,356 mi2). That's an area of just 58 by 58 miles and less land than currently being strip-mined for coal.
In a per-capita ratio this is an area of 18.7 m2 (4.3 by 4.3 m or 14.2 by 14.2 feet) for the average U.S. citizen.
This extreme land-efficiency combined with low material costs allow an unprecedented ability to compete with conventional fossil fuel energy-production methods.