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View Diary: For electric power generation, the end of fossil fuel is in sight (215 comments)

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  •  no idea (0+ / 0-)

    About all I know is that this came out of UCLA and their immediate focus seems to be small devices. I'm only guessing it can scale up to "grid capacity" size.

    I'm wondering, too, if current generators (like hydroelectric) couldn't be made far more efficient if they had a way of storing excess electricity - i.e., if the generators aren't limited by the need to supply only what the grid can handle at any given moment.

    •  Even 10 years out would be great. (2+ / 0-)
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      Icarus Diving, cynndara

      We'd certainly start small, such as for personal devices which may be available sooner, and scale up form there. On the other hand, we might not need it scaled to grid size if it's usable for most devices and cars. It may reduce the usage required if it stores electricity efficiently and help us conserve power thus extending the lifetime of current generators without having to replace them with something bigger.

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