Can a wearable device generate its own power? Will we see a time when gas stations are scarce? What is a microgrid?
These and other questions are addressed in a five-article series from Penn State, a university recognized worldwide for its ground-breaking research. The informative series introduces some of the energy-related research being performed at the university, and the potential benefits of that innovative research are impressive. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read Penn State’s “Re-Imagining Energy” series for a glimpse into our industry’s future:
- Generating Energy—Motion, salt water, and sunshine: Tapping natural resources to power our future.
- Storing Energy—A revolution in material enables batteries that charge faster, last longer, and are safer than conventional batteries.
- Catching Carbon—Possibilities for capturing, storing, and using carbon dioxide instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.
- The Built Environment—Ingenuity and sustainable design are making buildings more comfortable and more energy efficient.
- Putting It All Together—Combining green and traditional energy systems brings new challenges.
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