Finding A Better Way To Store Energy Is NeededOur society has become heavily reliant on electricity to make it work. It is used for almost everything we do, from operating our modern gizmos to heating our dwellings and providing electricity to anything we now have. Prior to the discovery of electric power, light was furnished by lamps, and heat was furnished by matches and wood, without any options. Eventually, entire towns and cities could be illuminated without any effort on our part.
When electrical energy first started to spread, lots of people were suspicious. We now live in a time where a lot of electrical energy is being used, that we are running out of the sources that produce it. We are now being told that the non-renewable sources are running out and we have to find alternative sources for the power we use. Solar powered energy appears to be the best of the alternative energy and the more that is learned about it, more effective ways are being found for keeping the energy. Employing a conservative method to store solar power could bring about an excessive use of water and other natural resources.
The process where solar power is saved in other natural resources such as water is called thermal mass system. Solar energy may be kept in various natural sources, like in water or dirt and in man made sources like concrete. Thermal mass can be used to heat such things as water in your residence. Utilizing other sources to save solar energy is wonderful for the short term, it's not at all practical as a long term remedy. Utilizing devices that belong to the thermo-chemical phase is yet another method to keep heat. Examples of these storage types include paraffin wax and Eutectic Salts.
Whenever you put paraffin wax in a storage tank, the wax continues to be a solid while it is cold, but as soon as it is heated, it becomes a liquid which will maintain its heat for a long period. Paraffin wax can keep warm even when it turns hard and cools down. If you would like to use something low-cost and still maintain heat for extended periods is Eutectic Salts. Molten Salts is yet another effective way to keep solar power which is done by producing steam. The molten salts are heated up in the storage container. The energy that is created could be kept in rechargeable batteries which can be used for later. Lead acid battery is the most common battery employed for this purpose.
We do have a number of ways to keep natural energy but we still must make improvements. Once we find an efficient way to keep energy, we should be able to have an infinite supply of heat.