We are constantly looking for new energy sources due to the fact that we are burning through renewable resources quick then we can reproduce them. Some people believe there is Dark Matter, which is a material that cannot produce light, and is assumed to exist in space.others believe in Dark Energy, a theoretical repulsive force that counteracts gravity and causes the universe to expand at an accelerating rate. What most scientist believe we could use though is a brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the Sun’s surface that causes electromagnetic disturbances on earth called Solar Flares.

A Solar Flare is caused by the magnetic fields on the surface of the sun. In February 2013 a doctoral candidate, Erik Koepf, is working on a way to directly get Hydrogen from sunlight. He has a solar reactor that produces Hydrogen from a chemical reaction causing sunlight to split water. The reactor uses zinc oxide powder on a ceramic surface, is then exposed to massive amounts of focused sunlight. Then a thermochemical reaction splits water apart into oxygen and Hydrogen.

Some people believe in a hypothetical method called star lifting. Which is used to remove material from a star for industrial use. Possible ways to achieve this would involve increasing it’s rotation until material began to drift off of the equator, or squeezing a star using an intense magnetic fields from particle accelerators. This is tied with Stellar Husbandry, which is to control the evolution and properties of stars. Typically to stabilize, prolong their lifetimes, manipulate their stellar winds, lift off useful material, or even create new stars.

We have many ideas of how to harvest this energy, but the problem lies in a safe and effective way to contain and store the energy. Where any of these Energies would interfere with the radio frequencies and cell phone towers.

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