Solar energy; Natural gas conversion; Thermodynamics
Solar energy, coming from a 5800K heat reservoir, has thermodynamic advantages over fossil fuel combustion which are rarely recognized. This essay discusses the pertinent thermodynamics of chemical conversion processes. It points out the advantage of conducting endothermic processing at high temperatures and the unique character of sunlight as a source of process heat for high-temperature processing.
Fletcher, E. A.
On the Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Use.
Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science, Vol. 49 No.2, 30-34.
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