Fuel Cells, Solar Cells and Batteries
report examines the current state of power sources technology, organizes
key issues and puts them in context, and succinctly explains how
the technology works.
Power sources drive everything from microscopic machines
to electric power grids, and as the pace of technological development
continues to increase, so does the need for more efficient and sustainable
means of generating and storing energy. Research efforts aimed at
augmenting and eventually replacing today's energy production methods
focus mostly on hydrogen and solar technologies. A major, long-term
international research effort is aiming to make nuclear fusion a
The report includes an executive summary, a list of 13 developments
to look for as these cutting-edge technologies take shape, and a
section of 34 researchers to watch, including links to their Web
pages. It also includes a quick tour of 30 recent developments in
six areas and a section of 23 in-depth news stories from TRN.
The stories are organized into six categories: hydrogen
generation and storage, fuel cells, solar cells, thermoelectric
and piezoelectric generation, batteries, and future power sources,
which include fusion and zero-point energy.
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How It Works:
stories, including 7 images
Table of Contents:
for the people
Prying hydrogen loose
Stashing hydrogen away
Taking a cue from nature
The ultimate power source
Sand and sun
Splitting it up
The cost of converting photons
Packing power away
Further down the line
The unfathomable force of fusion
Something from nothing
Hand in glove
How It Works
Electricity from light
Electricity from heat and vibrations
Energy from Atoms Fusion
In-Depth Story Categories
generation and storage
Thermoelectric and piezoelectric generation
Future power sources
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