Solar energy can be harnessed to power a lot of things- generator, gadgets, flower shops, cross country walks, giant catamarans, electric bikes, and even entire festivals, but did you know it could melt steel?

Boing Boing dug up a great video showing a massive solar collector focusing its fiery gaze on a piece of steel and melting it. This is pure. Awesome.

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Watch the sun melt steel
Check out this crazy video of a piece of steel melting under the intense rays of concentrated sunlight.