Just a decade ago, leading scientists scoffed at the idea that neutrinos could be harnessed for energy. Long dubbed the “ghost particle,” the neutrino was seen as ephemeral and essentially useless. With the discovery that neutrinos have mass, it became apparent that these particles also have energy.
Preliminary experiments have been conducted that have produced energy from neutrinos in laboratory settings. It has now been clearly demonstrated that harvesting energy from neutrinos is possible, and the only step remaining is to make this technology available in a mass-produced consumer format.
Within a few short years, pioneering neutrino energy researchers believe that neutrinovoltaic devices will be capable of powering small devices like smartphones and tablets. From there, appliances around the world will switch to neutrino power, which constantly replenishes regardless of the time of day or environmental conditions.
Eventually, neutrino energy devices will be capable of powering every single machine in the world. It’s simply a matter of making better and better technology that converts more neutrino-generated kinetic energy into electricity. Best of all, neutrino energy is fully decentralized, so there’s no need to rely on inefficient and disaster-prone electrical grids.
At this rate, our current efforts to switch to renewable energy sources will fail. Alternatives to fossil fuels like wind and solar power simply can’t generate enough electricity, and they only operate under certain specific conditions. With neutrino energy, on the other hand, the sky is the limit; this technology will only become more advanced as time goes on, and neutrinovoltaic devices, such as the proposed Neutrino Energy Cube, can operate practically anywhere.