In Search Of Ways To Store Power EffectivelyOur society has become very much reliant on electricity to make it work. Everything that we do, from heating our residences to operating our tools, energy is vital. Back before we had electric power, the light we got originated from fire burning lamps and our heat came from a wood furnace. Ultimately, whole cities and towns could be lit up with no effort on our part.
When electrical power first started to spread, many people were doubtful. We now live in a time where a lot of electric power is being used, that we are running out of the sources that create it. We're slowing using up all the non-renewable sources to create electrical power so we need to find alternatives. Maybe the best form of alternative energy is solar and numerous scientists are looking for ways to store the energy efficiently. Using a traditional method to store solar power could lead to an overuse of water and other natural resources.
A process called thermal mass systems is where solar power is stored in other natural resources. Solar powered energy could be stored in a number of natural sources, like in water or dirt and in man made sources like concrete. Your residence can carry on and be heated using thermal mass when the sun sets. Though they are excellent short term strategies for keeping solar power, they aren't practical for the long term. Yet another way to saving heat from solar energy is using thermo-chemical phase. This method uses a number of storage types such as Eutectic Salts and paraffin wax.
With regards to paraffin, it is a solid if it is cold, but if it is heated, it melts and it keeps the heat for a while. When it cools down and becomes hard, the wax still has the ability to keep heat. Eutectic Salts is another way to keep heat and it actually stays warmer than Paraffin wax. Solar energy could be stored using steam that was generated by Molten Salts. The process begins when molten salts are heated up in the storage tank. The energy that is created may be stored in rechargeable batteries which can be used for later. The kind of battery that is used for this purpose is lead acid battery.
We do have a variety of ways to save natural energy but we still need to make improvements. Eventually, there'll be ways to get an infinite supply of natural heat when storage methods are improved upon.