As we studied in our schooling, Energy can neither be created nor destroyed perhaps it can be transformed from one form to another form. We have two different types of Energy sources, Renewable and Non-Renewable. Non-Renewable energy sources go like oil, coal, nuclear and other natural gas which will exist in limited quantities which also falls under fossil fuels categories. So we go for Renewable energy sources like Solar, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, etc. The main reason to start using these sources is the usage of fossil fuels will lead to the damage of our planet. Let us raise our hand together and try to use these sources for our bright future.
Here we made the list of Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future:
1. Space-based solar power
2. Human Power
3. Tidal Power
4. Hydrogen (fuel cells)
5. Geothermal heat from underground lava beds
6. Nuclear Waste
7. Solar windows
8. Bio-fuels (algae)
9. Flying wind farms
10. Nuclear fusion
Space Based Solar Power:
The title itself shows that we are going to collect the power from Space (SUN), So the energy generated by Sun in one hour is enough to cover the earth for one year. To save such a huge amount of energy we require giant solar farms in space which will collect higher intensity uninterrupted solar radiations, These Giant mirrors will collect these solar rays and reflects it to smaller solar collectors and transmitted to Earth in the form of microwave or laser beam.
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Currently, we have many human powered devices, But scientists are looking for a device which will work on human movement using less power. The day will come when your smartphone automatically will get charged with the ruptures that are made in your bag or pocket when you moves your hand or while operating your screen using a hand. With this move, Human power will fix the global warming.
There was a time where you had a hawk eye on all the appliance running and tried limiting their use. You probably tried alternative energy companies such as Josco Energy Company, it worked for a while. However, the vigilance just died. Now we all are hoping for new energy resources which can help us to change our consuming electricity.
The ocean is the best place where we can get the energy that required for the world, Hundreds of companies are looking for the way to use it. This is the efficient one to meet the future demand.
Hydrogen can be used in engines that burn pure hydrogen with zero pollution, NASA is charging its space shuttles for years. In our planet Hydrogen is available in combination with other elements like oxygen, Russia invented aircraft which run on Hydrogen. This Hydrogen can be used in mobile fuel cells which further produce electricity.
Geothermal Heat from Lava:
It is like generating the power using the heat rising from the depths of the molten core which powers millions of homes across the globe. In Iceland, A team pumped water down into the hole of magma instantly water turned into vapor hitting 842 degrees Fahrenheit. This will definitely help in developing the geothermal energy projects around the world.
A Huge amount of Nuclear wastage is expected after the Nuclear reaction, When we are going for the replacement 95% of wastage is confirmed. This results when the rods are submerged in Water, A Fast reactor will increase the usage of Uranium rods in order to reduce the Nuclear wastage, A Fast Reactor replaces water with Liquid Sodium after adopting this method we can recover 95%. Further, these fast reactors will re-use the tons of radioactive wastage. GE Hitachi designed a fast reactor called PRISM and selling it to power companies. But it costs high, Besides Nuclear is a dangerous energy source, But it is proved the benefits are huge.
Solar power is the best one among these Energy sources which require cheaper amount when it coming to production and installation costs. Europe is using the best from Photovoltaic’s, Deutschland is generating electricity from the sun which is generated from 20 Nuclear Power Stations 50% of the country is being powered using solar panels. Spain is listed here which is generating more than 50% of the power that is required from renewable solar source. California is one of the largest solar power station that exists in the world; the USA raised its capacity further to 500% from 2010-2014. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory invented quantum dot solar cell technology which increases the usage of solar panels; It looks like glass, which can manage the rays from both the ends. Every sun-exposed window will get the potential to convert the energy.
Most of the countries witnessed 500% growth of biofuels from 2002 to 2013, Ethanol and biodiesel turned as a major substitute in our cars. In ordered to generate an enormous amount of oils that are required for our smooth running of automobiles a wide area is required which is not possible. To overcome this problem Algae’s natural oil is brought into the light, it uses 50% of the plant in converting into electricity and to grow more algae without any involvement of chemicals. Algae grow quickly which doesn’t need any farmland or fresh water, Alabama has been recorded as the world first algae biofuel.
Flying wind farms:
Air turbines are used to generate the electricity, Buoyant Air Turbines which These turbines will generate two times of power that is being produced by tower-mounted turbines, It can handle the wind with high speed with additional devices fitted on it. This Flying Wind Turbines will automatically detect and adjust its height to use best wind speed.
Nuclear Fusion is like setting the sun inside a box, said by the award-winning scientist. The problem is that Nuclear fusion results in producing volatile materials which lead to the damage of the reactor, Government organizations are working on it to fix and spending billions for the research Because this fusion will provide limitless energy. Lockheed Martin is the leading industry in generating a good amount of energy using their fusion reactors. It is moving ahead to meet the global energy demand by 2050.
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