New ideas keep surfacing for capturing and storing energy available right now for future use. Because we must continue to find ways that plan ahead for sustainable life on earth, this is a really hot topic.
Batteries can store electricity generated by solar and wind power when conditions are favorable, so it can be used when they are not. Electricity storage is the second part of the renewable energy solution. By investing in new battery systems, Germany is continuing down the path it started on to shift away from nuclear power.
There are a batch of links in the article to other stories relating to the savvy Germans and the strides they are making. Jobs in energy – renewable, non-carbon based, solar, wind, etc., are plentiful. What are you going to do with your future? (Remember to bring a flashlight – efficiently powered of course!)
Wind power is getting a lot of attention in the U.S. (it’s long been used as a significant source of energy in other parts of the globe!) This isn’t a story about windmills – picturesque as they are. This is a story about the other extreme – a much more concentrated forced jet of air….and the cost savings to be had through making use of it!!!
Researchers at the International Institute of Technology in Genoa have developed a 14-mm microturbine that can produce up to 30 watts of electrical power, exploiting fluid pressure coming from the environment or from industrial plants.