• Question: Can you bottle sunlight? Can you keep sunlight in a jar or something like that?

    Asked by davieshobo9 to Amy, Drew on 24 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Ooh. Interesting thought. From a scientific point of view, there’s nothing magical about sunlight, it’s just light of particular set of frequencies. So we could trap the energy in a jar, and then re-emit it when the jar was opened using a combination of solar panel to collect, light sources and filters to emit.

      Could we do it just using mirror’s inside? It would be very inefficient, so not for very long.

    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi davies apparently so…unless they are faking it…http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=mSz-gyyU8RA 🙂