Concentrated solar power has the potential to generate immense amounts of energy — but it can also be amazingly destructive. American student Eric Jacqmain has assembled over 5,800 mirrors into his own parabolic ‘solar Death Ray’, which can reportedly melt through metal and concrete – hit the jump to see it in action!
Jacqmain created his ‘solar ray’ from a normal satellite dish and 5,800 small mirrors. The project reportedly only took 24 hours to finish before he then recorded the results for all to see. The 19-year old claims that his solar device has the intensity of 5,000 suns.
Speaking about his R5800 solar ray, Jacqmain said, “I drilled a small hole in the dish and glued a piece of PVC pipe on the back. Light shines through the hole and hits the translucent plastic on the end of the pipe. All I had to do was aim the dish once and mark the spot.”