The recent forecasts regarding the availability of fossil fuels, primarily coal, which is used to produce electricity, is baffling scientists. Since we now live in an energy hungry world, scientists and researchers are puzzled when trying to envision a world without these conventional sources. However, when others are busy contemplating the grim scenes of the future, others are taking this as an opportunity to come up with something innovative that can change the face of the energy generation and distribution world forever. One such innovation has come in the form of large-scale piezoelectric energy generation systems that although cannot share the entire burden of energy generation, but can definitely play its part by helping generate some energy in a clean and sustainable manner.
Generating electricity while using the free energy beamed on our planet by the sun is a great way to save the environment in present times that are dominated by concerns about the availability of conventional fuels to run the power plants. Solar energy can be converted into usable electricity in two ways – by using photovoltaic panels, and by installing a concentrated solar thermal energy system.