Hank Green on Solar Energy

January 12, 2012 § 1 Comment

So as many of you have probably realized, one of my favorite things about this blog is its ability to help introduce others to the awesome information that is out there about sustainability, and to the incredible people who put out that information. I’ve done spotlights on Ray Anderson and John Mandyck, but today I want to introduce you all to one of my favorite YouTube celebrities, Hank Green.

Hank is often recognized as one half of the YouTube sensations, the VlogBrothers, with his brother, author John Green. However, Hank has quite a number of accolades himself, and could easily be considered the cooler half. He’s the inventor of the 2D-Glasses (for those who want to go with friends, family or significant others to a 3D movie, but get nauseous watching them), and founder of ecogeek.org, a website I draw much inspiration from, and that you should all check out.

However, what brings me to talk about Hank today (besides a desire to discuss more of his achievements later on), is a recent video of his on one of his solo YouTube channels, SciShow, in which he breaks down cool science topics for the scientifically challenged masses to understand. This video specifically discusses solar power in an interesting, informative, yet easily understandable way. Check it out:

There is, however, one thing I do want to clarify from the video. Hank discusses the economic unfeasibility of solar power. He is talking about the solar energy’s ability to replace other energy sources in the market. However, this doesn’t change the fact the solar power is a perfectly good economic choice for your own household. In fact that point is supported in the video over and over again (Hank, if you ever see this, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter). Otherwise however, I could not ask for a more perfect explanation of solar power and its potential.

Thoughts anyone?


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