There was basically no electricity 150 years ago. Tesla, Edison and Faraday were experimenting and it was believed to be dangerous, so no electric anything. They used wood and coal fired brick and iron ovens and fire places. The lighting was oil and gas lamps and candles, hence the saying “Burning the midnight oil.”I have lived with little (generators and solar power) or no electricity in the deep desert in Saudi Arabia, in the mountains on expeditions and after hurricanes Irene and Maria in the Caribbean.Today fossil fuels and electricity are the foundation of our civilization.How will we continue to make electricity in the future?Any other research examples?

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There was basically no electricity 150 years ago. Tesla, Edison and Faraday were experimenting and it was believed to be dangerous, so no electric anything. They used wood and coal fired brick and iron ovens and fire places. The lighting was oil and gas lamps and candles, hence the saying “Burning the midnight oil.”

I have lived with little (generators and solar power) or no electricity in the deep desert in Saudi Arabia, in the mountains on expeditions and after hurricanes Irene and Maria in the Caribbean.

Today fossil fuels and electricity are the foundation of our civilization.

How will we continue to make electricity in the future?

Any other research examples?

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Step 1

There is various type of resources are present in the present scenario to continue production of electricity in the future for example fuel cells, Ocean Thermal Energy, Biomass, Wind, Solar, Geothermal power etc.

Step 2

fuel cells- A fuel cell is a device that changes over chemical energy (energy put away in molecular bonds) into electrical energy. A PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) cell utilizes hydrogen gas (H2) and oxygen gas (O2) as fuel. The results of the reaction in the cell are water, power, and warmth. This is a major improvement over interior ignition engines, coal consuming plants, and atomic power plants, all of which produce unsafe side-effects.

Since O2 is promptly accessible in the air, we just need to supply the fuel cell with Hydrogen gas which can emerge out of an electrolysis procedure.

Step 3

Ocean Thermal Energy- ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a procedure that can deliver power by utilizing the temperature contrast between deep cold sea water and warm tropical surface waters. OTEC plants pumps enormous amounts of deep cold seawater and surface seawater to run a power cycle and produce power. OTEC is firm power (day in and day out), a clean energy source, earth feasible and fit for giving gigantic levels of energy.

 

As of late, higher powe...

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