This video comes from a visit to the Solar Furnace Research Facility in Southern France where they have concentrated solar device that focuses the about 2 meters of sunshine at a single point. The energy produced is so hot that there is no known material in the universe that can withstand it.
This should help the viewer put into perspective the magnitude and scale of the available energy from the sun, just waiting for us to take advantage of. It is amazing what this level of energy can do to any material.
Enjoy the video.
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.