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Energy of the future: renewable and non-renewable

energy of the future

Not all the energy of the future will come from renewable sources, non-renewable sources are also being considered, but better than the current ones for the environment. Here are some considerations to take into account.

We want to talk to you in this article about the energy of the future. Indeed, concern is growing about this issue throughout the world. That is why we want to contribute our little grain of sand by talking about the subject and about which are the potential candidates to occupy the position of the energy of the future. Very attentive because you, like everyone else, are interested.

Current non-renewable energies

When it comes to talking about the energy of the future, we must begin by talking, without a doubt, of the present. The truth is that it seems that, even today, the dependence of all consumers and nations on oil is still great.

There are numerous damages that it entails that begin with its scarcity and end in disastrous situations at a global level such as pollution, speculation about its price from the countries that control it or even wars. Therefore, we could say that oil is an energy that, clearly, we should discard for the future. Let’s talk about the different candidates that exist and how they are studied.

Fundamentally, we must say that, when talking about whether a technology to obtain energy is viable, we must talk about several factors. The first of them has to do with your research work and the efforts that it requires in terms of money and time. In this sense, we will talk about two alternatives that are being carried out in Spain and are affordable in this sense.

We must also take into account the potential damage it causes to the environment, the population, etc. For this reason, many forms of the so-called biofuel are discarded. Ultimately, it is a matter of looking for a form of energy that is profitable, efficient, easy to transport and that can supply as many of the population as possible with the same guarantees as oil.

What will be the energy of the future?

Solar energy

Solar energy is the eternal candidate to be the primary energy source in the future. Currently, as mentioned in the previous point, the methods of collecting and transforming energy may not be the best possible in terms of use and performance, but it is one of the cleanest energy modalities that exist.

Surely, with the passage of time, the construction materials of solar panels and electrical storage systems (batteries) will evolve, making the performance obtained greater.

What is already clear is that the investment to install solar panels at home is a medium-long-term investment and contributes two important values ​​to the family economy:

  • Obtaining clean energy for electrical self-consumption.
  • Considerable savings in electricity consumption once the installation is amortized.

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Nuclear fision

Beyond solar energy, there are other candidates for the energy of the future. Indeed, first of all we want to talk about the research that has to do with the so-called nuclear fusion. At the moment, this technique is not possible and we must settle for fission. It is because the fusion reaction consumes more energy than it produces. The cause is the process called “ignition”.

However, for a long time the possibility of joining the two processes has been considered. Indeed, at the National Ignition Center in Livermore (California), a laser pulse against the hydrogen nucleus is studying whether a reaction could be triggered that would release large amounts of energy in materials such as plutonium or uranium. It is a method that promises a lot because it would give about four times more production in exchange for little waste.

Quantum energy: photoelectricity and biomass

One of the most important problems that solar energy and its plates present is the great loss of energy that they produce. This is because, when the silicon electron moves as a result of its heat, it must then be stored. However, it is very difficult to do so because it quickly returns to the previous state.

Well, at the University of Texas tests are being carried out that have achieved encouraging results: the cooling time of electrons has been increased so that they can be captured. With this, the energy loss is significantly reduced and the possibilities of a more efficient storage are actually increased.

Without going that far, we can find a good example of future energy research in the Community of Madrid. Through organic waste (for example, forest), biofuel can be obtained. This alternative is interesting because it does not require large-scale crops such as those required by other crops such as corn. It is an energy that aims to take advantage of resources precisely by using sawdust above all.

Also in Spain they are studying how to obtain gas from algae. In fact, the interesting thing about this project is that they use algae that grow in environments of sludge and sewage. Everything happens because the microorganisms present in said waste feed on the algae and later the biogas is collected that can function as a fuel or source of energy. Without a doubt, another candidate for the energy of the future.

For all this, do not wait for “the future” to arrive, the future begins now. Take the step towards renewable energy and electricity self-consumption, our energy advisers will be happy to advise you.

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