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Could lightweight discover of electricity improve future appliances? - Could lightweight discover of electricity improve future appliances. Paper, invented more than 2,000 years ago, has severed us with multiple purposes. Amazingly, this extensively, broad use item has been discovered for its ability to absorb carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires films into its porous material to conduct electricity in a completely new way. However, paper is not the only object discovered for its ability to demeanor electricity. Viruses have also successful been able to conduct electricity and function as batteries....   [tags: Electricity]
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History of Electricity - The oldest civilization known to understand electricity was the ancient Greeks because of the electric fish in the Nile River. In the 1600’s William Gilbert an English Physician studied electricity and magnetism; studies were continued by other researchers such as Robert Boyle and Benjamin Franklin. Then by the 1800’s scientist Allesandro Volta had identified a way to harness electricity in a battery format and he had also discovered the chemical reactions that electricity could produce. Volta also invented the first device with a steady current known as the electric battery, and he also created the first transmission of electricity by linking positively-charged and negatively-charged connec...   [tags: electricity, science]
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How to Get Electricity to Communities - Many underprivileged communities have to resort to different forms of energy and living, used for cooking and warmth. Due to so many power outages and lack of services, many people have started to use generators, gas and petroleum lamps more frequently. Since so many people are unemployed or earn an extremely low salary, they can’t afford proper housing and safe appliances and energy sources, and end up making “houses” out of plastic, cardboard and scrap metal and using hazardous energy sources....   [tags: appliances, electricity, indoor fire] 1062 words
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Electricity - Electricity The effects of electricity control much of our daily lives. Many of our gadgets and everyday tasks are run by this wonderful source of power. For example without electricity we would not be able to make a cup of coffee in the mourning, or even make a long distance call to family or friends. There have been several technological breakthroughs by many brilliant people throughout history regarding electricity. It has come from being discovered as a small current to being transformed into useful power to run such things as computers....   [tags: Electricity History Discovery Essays]
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The Story of Electricity - In a recent newspaper article (Guernsey electricity supply ‘more’ expensive in May 2012) it stated that electricity costs are going to increase and supplies would become unreliable or erratic. It is obvious that this will cause a considerable distress and discomfort for the residents of Guernsey because electricity is needed for warmth and lighting. The purpose of this essay is to describe how and why electricity has become such an important part of people’s lives. By way of background, it is important to state what electricity actually means....   [tags: Energy ]
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Sources of Electricity - In order to explain what is electricity, first we must start off with talking about an atom. An atom is made up of protons neutrons, and electrons. The protons (positive charge) and neutrons (neutral charge) form the nucleus, while the electrons (negative charge) orbit around the nucleus. The atom is considered balanced if the protons and electrons are the same. But, if the atom loses or gains an electron it becomes an unbalanced atom. Losing electrons makes the atom have a positive charge because there are more positively charged protons than electrons....   [tags: Energy, Electrons, Protons]
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The Increase of Electricity Demand in Oman - The electricity demand increases rapidly due to the enormous increment in population. Moreover, with the era of industrialization and also with the development of industries has increased significantly in recent years. Also, with the huge prospectus for the renewables especially in fields of Wind and Solar energy.Oman puts the continuous efforts to use the clean and safe energy in maximum possible way to meet the requirement of power generation with the growth rate of 8-10%. The policies and political issues plays a vital role in Oman, when we talk about the renewable energies....   [tags: renewable energy, oman, power generation]
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The Demand for Electricity in South Africa - Introduction This report is based on the investigation and research on reducing electricity consumption of certain appliances and to improve energy usage at home. The demand for electricity in South Africa is increasing and it is exceeding electricity supply, research has shown that households contribute 15% to the countries total electricity consumption [1]. Efficient energy usage is very critical; electricity can be used very inefficiently in households during peak load times. In order to tackle this problem the country is facing, this report will give a brief analysis on the usage of domestic electrical appliances and the energy they consume and also identifying the household service...   [tags: energy usage, electrical appliances, power]
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The Power of Electricity: Ampere Watt - When one looks upon the history of carbon-based life forms, a long list of miraculous contributions to the progression of humankind arises. One that is indubitably imperative is the fascinating and mesmerizing power of electricity. Electricity allows all of us to live life easier with more skill. It has provided children and adults with information, entertainment, and most importantly, time together. Not one person on earth knew this fact better than Mr. Ampere Watt. Mr. Watt had a love for physics when he was in high school, that being so he dedicated his post-educational life to the wonderful world of electricity....   [tags: Biography] 788 words
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The Brain And Electricity: The Siamese Syndrome - The Brain And Electricity: The Siamese Syndrome  Being introduced in the early 1900’s, electroconvulsive shock therapy, or ECT, has deemed to be one of the most effectual and least understood treatments in psychiatry. Technically it has distorted in many ways since its conception and is now viewed as a secure and effective treatment of patients with key depressive disorder, schizophrenia, manic episodes, and other grave mental turmoil’s. Nevertheless, the neurobiological transformations critical to the therapeutic triumph of ECT have not yet been fully understood....   [tags: Psychiatry]
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Bringing Electricity to the Masses - It was not very long ago, that as night descended upon the cities, towns, and homes; the world fell into darkness. The only illumination was by the only lights available; and for most of the world, that meant the use of candles, oil or gas lamps, and the glow of an open flame in a fireplace. The light put off by these flames was not very bright and had the downfall of polluting the home with fumes, smoke, ash, as well as also having a tendency to catch things on fires if one was not careful. Then around the start of the 19th century, the ideas, inventions, and improvements surrounding the light bulb began to popularize....   [tags: Biography ]
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Bringing Electricity to the Masses - It was not very long ago that as night descended the cities, towns, and homes of the world fell into darkness as well. Lit by candles, oil lamps, gas lamps, and open flame, the light put off by these flames was not very bright and also had the down fall of producing fumes, smoke, and ash. “The electric light was little more than a novelty for the wealthy and only had small scale applications where only a few bulbs would be needed.” (Flatow 11) If we think about how dependent on electricity we are today, it becomes difficult to imagine the world as we know it without it....   [tags: Inventors]
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Wind and Solar Generated Electricity - With the call for an ecological conversion imminent, the need to adopt new techniques for power usage is more urgent than ever. As global warming as a result of Carbon Dioxide emissions becomes at the forefront of all environmental issues, the need for a global metanoia is encouraged. The breakdown of coal to create electricity becomes more and more frowned upon each day by environmental activists, the call for a greater proportion of alternative power such as wind and solar is recommended. The question is often posed as to which alternative energy source is leading the market in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and economy....   [tags: renewable sources of energy]
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Wireless Electricity Advantages and Disadvantages - Wireless Electricity’s influence will have global implications on humanity. In modern times and a world that continually demands more and more mobility and accessibility, the trend of wireless technology has spread like wildfire. Progressively, it has been spreading to the field of power transfer as well. When you combine the two, power transfer and wireless: Welcome to the world of wireless power transfer. This concept of wireless power has been fantasized, flirted upon, and re-flirted upon for several decades now in hopes to create a world with self-sustaining-like, mobile, and highly personalized electronics....   [tags: global implications, power transfer, WiTricity]
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Static Electricity: Making An Electroscope - TESTABLE QUESTIONS: How can you tell if an object is charged. How can you tell if an object is positively or negatively charged. How can you tell if an electroscope is positively or negatively charged. HYPOTHESIS: If you bring an object close to the knob of the electroscope and the two leaves of the electroscope move apart, your object is charged. If you bring an object close to the knob of the electroscope and nothing happens to the leaves of the electroscope, your object is not charged or is currently neutral....   [tags: charge, electroscope, neutral]
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The Need for Efficient Electricity - As the need of electricity rises to sustain more and more electrical devices and support America’s constantly growing population, there becomes a need for more efficient ways of producing the energy needed to accommodate these demands. There are plenty of renewable resources such as wind, water, and the sun, but these sources have yet shown any practical use in America’s need for massive amounts of energy (Schulz). One solution to America’s needs may be to look more deeply into nuclear power. Nuclear power plants split uranium and plutonium atoms, a process known as fission, to produce high amounts of heat within a reactor, turning water into steam used to power generators (Introduction to N...   [tags: Energy]
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Pruducing Electricity from Fruits - A lot of things can produces electricity, but fruits such as citrus fruits could also produce electricity. I chose this topic because in a movie, I saw a potato clock which got me interested in fruit electricity, so I decided to produce electricity from citrus fruits. Citrus fruits are acidic fruits that can produce electricity. To get further information read on the following questions will be answered. • What makes a fruit citrus. • Why do citrus fruits produce electricity. • What is electricity....   [tags: ions, electrons, citrus, rue familiy]
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Electricity and Fuel Sources - 1. Electricity is produced in electric power plants. Some of the fuel sources include oil, coal, nuclear energy, and natural gas to produce heat. The heat that is produced is used to boil water, which creates steam, which under high-pressure in turn spins a turbine. Then the spinning turbine interacts with a system of magnets, which produces electricity. The electricity is then transmitted as moving electrons through a series of wires to homes and businesses. In electric power plants there is a turbine-generator that uses the super heated steam to spin the turbine blades, which is used in the generator to turn a coil of wires in a circular group of magnets....   [tags: nuclear energy, natural gas]
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The History of Electricity - The History of Electricity Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) was an Italian physician and physicist. He was one of the first to investigate the phenomenon of what came to be named as 'bioelectrogenesis'. Galvani reported a series of experiments he had been conducting since 1780 where fog's legs violently contracted if a metal scalpel accidentally touched a certain leg nerve during dissection. He showed that contractions occurred when the operator made contact with the nerve by means of an electric conductor connected to the ground, when the electrostatic machine was working or when there was a lighting strike in the vicinity....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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Electricity Production - Electricity is a necessity in our lives. Many people can’t function daily without it. Everything in a home functions primarily with electricity. It takes great precision and a lot of around the clock work to insure power is available for use. The process of producing electricity is taken for granted by most people because it seems to always be readily available. No one truly appreciates the need for electricity until the power goes out. Many years ago, food was kept cool in ice boxes, houses were kept warm by using wood burning ovens, and were lit by using kerosene lamps....   [tags: Energy ]
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Solar Cell Electricity - In order to competently compare photosynthesis and semiconductor-based solar cell's production of electricity i.e. solar cell electricity, they both must be defined. Photosynthesis is defined as, (Biology Online, 2010) “The synthesis of complex organic material using carbon dioxide, water, inorganic salts, and light energy (from sunlight) captured by light-absorbing pigments, such as chlorophyll and other accessory pigments.” According to Thomas gale, ( Thomas gale, 2006), solar cells create electrical energy by converting sun light into electricity by using photovoltaic effect....   [tags: Energy]
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Electricity: Electrical Grids - Imagining life without electricity is like life without air. As the development is at its pace, the advancement is not possible without the consumption of electric power. Despite of the fact that we took electricity for granted, the present increasing demands for electricity cannot be fulfilled. For over more than a century, coal and other fossil fuels has been used by the power plants as the most favoured resource for power generation. This process is carried out with the help of the grids....   [tags: fossil fuel, energy]
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Nuclear Power: An Adequate Solution for Electricity? - It was the night of April 26, 1986, when Alexander Akimov, the shift supervisor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Unit 4, rushed to pump water into the fail reactor to prevent the plant from melting down. Without any protective gear, Mr. Akimov was poisoned by the radiation and died three weeks later. The lost of Mr. Akimov’s life only represents a fraction of possible danger of the 442 nuclear power reactors in the world today (PRIS - Number of Reactors Operation Worldwide). ¬These nuclear power plants exhibit a probable destructiveness when failing to operate due to natural disasters or operational mistakes that would ultimately unleash a powerful, invisible killer – radiation....   [tags: Energy ]
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Power Markets and Electricity Derivatives - Since the early ‘90s, the electrical energy sector has undergone profound and dramatic changes. More and more countries moved towards the deregulation of their energy sectors, from a regulated and monopolistic industry to one were the market forces of supply and demand determine the unit price of electricity. The first case of energy sector deregulation in Europe was recorded when the United Kingdom with the Electricity Act of 1990 created the Electricity Pool for England and Wales. Norway soon followed suit (Norwegian Energy Act of 1991) and set up the Norwegian Pool in 1993, which eventually became the Nord Pool in 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal - Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal This topic may seem irrelevant to the readers here in United States. Nepal is the second richest country in water resource but we still have problems with hydroelectricity. Everyday electric current goes off for hours and people are compelled to live in the darkness. Unable to form and established new hydroelectricity projects is the main reasons why Nepalese are still deprived to full electric facilities. Establishment of complex structure like hydroelectricity project is not a joke....   [tags: Nepal Hydroelectric Power Infrastructure Analysis] 1006 words
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Privatization of Electricity in Tanzania - Privatization of Electricity in Tanzania The story of Tanzania, from pre-colonialist period to present Tanzania, located in East Africa, is one of the least developed countries in the world. According to the UNDP Human Development Index, Tanzania ranked 162 out of 177 countries in the 2004 survey (UNDP:2004, HDI), with one being the most developed. According to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) prepared by Tanzanian officials for the World Bank, half of Tanzanians 36.6 million people are characterized as “poor” and one-third live in “abject poverty”(WB: PRSP p.1)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Financial Performance Benchmarking in the Electricity Distribution Industry - A Review of Research Literature Results on Financial Performance Benchmarking in the Electricity Distribution Industry Introduction Since the late 1980s, there has been significant regulatory reform in the electricity transmission and distribution industries in many countries. Under traditional cost-of-service rate regulation, companies recover their costs under a regulated rate of return, which may provide little incentive to minimize costs. Alternatively, incentive or performance based regimes are designed to incent productive efficiency by compensating the company for achieving costs savings....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Analysis Ceylon Electricity Board - Executive Summary The Objective of this report is to practice the analysis of possible scales and scopes of an engineering organization and to recommend and suggest ways to utilize them fully. The organization chosen for the analysis Ceylon Electricity Board (referred to as CEB hereafter), which is the Sri Lankan government organization for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for local industrial and domestic consumption. Following a general introduction to the services by the organization and the structure of it and market competencies, the economies of scale and scope are discussed and finally a few suggestions are made to utilize them for the improvement of the orga...   [tags: Engineering Organization] 1902 words
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Electricity Generation - Electricity is a secondary form of energy, the primary being fossil fuels, which are used to generate it. The world’s production of electricity was twelve trillion kilowatt hours in 1997, and is expected to be close to twenty-one trillion kilowatt hours by 2020. (Fay and Golomb, 2002, 16) This is a cause of concern because based on the United States Department of Energy’s International Energy Outlook 1997 the world’s electricity generation is primarily (63%) from fossil fuels, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when burned....   [tags: Energy Fossils Electical Environment Papers]
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The Use of Turbine Blades in Generating Electricity - The Use of Turbine Blades in Generating Electricity Turbines are used in many different ways produce and generate electricity. They are used as gas turbines, coal turbines and steam turbines. Each one has a different property, which makes it unique. Airlines and cars generally run on gas turbines. Steam engines, ships and railway engines run on coal turbines as coal produces a high amount of energy that enables them to run for long length of time before adding more coal. In order for these turbine's to operate well and efficiently with as little maintenance as possible, it is necessary for the turbine's to have well-constructed, well designed turbine blades....   [tags: Papers] 463 words
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Explain How Solar Power Can Be Used to Produce Electricity - With increasing the demand of consuming the energy to supply life’s needs, the focus of renewable energy has been increased since this energy does not have negative impacts on the environment. By applying the new technologies of solar energy, diversifying the world’s energy supply, minimizing the reliance on fossil fuel and reducing the air pollution can be made. Solar power is defined as ‘’ energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation emitted from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy on the Earth’’ (UCS, 2009)....   [tags: Energy]
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Natural Gas is a Viable Alternative Energy Source for Electricity Production - The use of natural gas as an energy source, to produce electricity, is becoming more common in the United States. Due to growing concerns regarding global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG); the country’s dependence on foreign oil; and the fears that conventional natural gas supplies could be depleted within the next decade, the United States has begun developing alternative energy sources. Most critics would agree that clean alternative energy is the ideal source of electricity, but many argue about the available technology and efficiency of these sources....   [tags: Energy, Shale Gas]
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The Argument For Nuclear Energy - “You don’t ban the beneficial uses of a technology just because that same technology can be used for evil. Otherwise we would never have harnessed fire.” -Patrick Moore, a Greenpeace co-founder- About two-thirds of electricity used globally today is generated from fossil fuels using the energy created from burning fuels such as coal and gas, which release greenhouse gases. These trap heat in the atmosphere and cause global warming. Moreover no more fuels are predicted being formed in the near future to replace what is being used up since fossil fuels finite and nonrenewable....   [tags: Electricity, Technology]
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Determining if Bagasse Contributes to Belize Electricity Resource - Determining if Bagasse Contributes to Belize Electricity Resource Graphics Missing Boyle states that “Bioenergy is the general term for energy derived from materials such as wood, straw, or animal waste, which were once living material”(p 106). The energy stored in a living organism even when it’s dead is known as biofuel. This fuel is capable of producing energy. A biomass used for creating bioenergy in Belize is bagasse. The bagasse that is produced in Belize is created by the Belize Sugar Industries....   [tags: Renewable Energy Environment Essays Papers]
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Replacement of Fossil Fuels with Nuclear Energy for Electricity - Replacement of Fossil Fuels with Nuclear Energy for Electricity ABSTRACT Our nation is on the brink of an energy crisis and alternative means to produce electricity must be found. Fossil fuel resources are declining sharply and nuclear energy is the leading form of replacement. Our research shows that the advantages to this new energy source are extraordinary and that there are many ways to minimize its negative aspects. Due to the overwhelming advantages, we have concluded that nuclear energy is indeed the best solution to the nation's energy crisis and with more advanced research and technology any future problems can be solved....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Business Plan for Electricity Generation from Biomass - RADIANCE POWER PROJECT Business Plan Executive Summary Contents: ƒæ Business Overview ƒæ Mission ƒæ Vision ƒæ Execution Plan ƒæ Management Strategy ƒæ Market opportunity ƒæ Feasibility and Financial Analysis ƒæ Risks associated ƒæ Mitigating the risks ƒæ Future Plans Executive Summary Business Overview Energy, especially from fossil fuels, is a key ingredient for all sectors of a modern economy and plays a fundamental role in improving the quality of life in less developed economies. In 2007, India is ranked fifth in the world in terms of energy demand; accounting for 3.6% of total energy consumed, and is expected to grow at 4.8% in the future....   [tags: Alternative Fuel Power Energy] 1734 words
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The Steam Engine and Electricity Powered the Industrial Revolution - The Steam Engine and Electricity Powered the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was an extremely important historical process in which the societies and cultures in the West, and then throughout the world, transformed under the influence of technological and scientific progress. The Western world, as industrialized as it is today, is the final result. Two major inventions, the steam engine and electricity, were both crucial parts of the technological progress that turned the wheels of the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Using Photosynthesis to Supply Clean Energy - Using Photosynthesis to Supply Clean Energy Introduction One of the things that most intrigues scientists is the ability to create new methods to harness clean energy. This desire to discover new ways of producing clean energy has lead scientists at Stanford University and other universities to discover a way to harness the electricity produced during the process of photosynthesis. After the initial experiment scientists saw photosynthesis as a viable means to harness and produce energy for the public....   [tags: plants, electrons, electricity]
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Strategic Alliance Policy to Improve Competitiveness - INTRODUCTION The increasing number of population in Indonesian, inevitably triggering the increasing number electricity demand. Electricity becomes principal things in various sectors, ranging from the fulfillment of household needs until supply to the industrial sector. This is an interesting thing which become the trigger of the economy of Indonesia and becomes one of the factors to attract investors to invest their money in Indonesia. Indonesian economy shows increasing growth rate. Indonesia will take an advantage of economic growth to reach 6.5%....   [tags: Indonesia, electricity, PLN, economy]
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Classification of Various Power Sources for a Car: Petrol, Diesel, and Electricity - Classification of Various Power Sources for a Car: Petrol, Diesel, and Electricity Most people today fill up their car with different qualities of petrol, because that's what the average car takes. They don't usually consider an alternative for the petrol that they load into their cars. Although petrol is widely used, it is not the only source for a car to get its power from; diesel and electricity are alternatives to the general petrol used by most cars. Although different from each other, diesel and electricity are alternatives to the average gasoline received at a gas station....   [tags: Car Auto Power Gas Diesel] 1319 words
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The Smart Grid: Current Electric Grid - THE SMART GRID Introduction The American Society of Civil Engineers suggests that the United States will need to invest $1.5 trillion into the current electric grid by 2030. This same group also gave the US a “D” rating for the current grids infrastructure. The US received this rating because the current grid is outdated and inefficient compared to what is available. The US desperately needs to upgrade the grid to become compatible with the new technologies and maximize efficient transportation of electricity....   [tags: transportation of electricity, consumers]
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Saving the Environment: Future Model of Transportation - From the beginning automobiles have run from various different fuel systems, from steam to the current fossil fuel. As we begin to move towards a more environmentally friendly society, you begin to wonder what will the future hold for the future of transportation. In order to get from point A to point B, typically you need to drive a automobile, “60% if the US transportation emission come from cars and light trucks,”(Union of Concerned Scientist, 2014). Fossil fuel is used to produce the gasoline which powers automobiles in the United States; it is leading form of power supply for transportation....   [tags: fossil fuel, electricity, supply]
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Vortex Hydro Energy: An Efficient Alternative - Vortex Hydro Energy: An efficient alternative Electricity is a fundamental resource to the human race and the evolution of man. It provides us light, cools and warms our homes, heats our water and cooks our food. But do we really understand the impacts our decisions about energy create. Generating electricity requires a fuel source, such as coal or gas. However if we continue to exhaust unrenewable sources of power where will we be in 100 years. So why not harness one of the biggest natural sources of energy....   [tags: electricity generation, hydrokinetics]
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Examining Efficiency in UK Electricity - In reaction to those demands, Winksel (2002) confirmed that a small number of international plant manufacturers such as General Electric, Asea Brown Boveri, Westinghouse and Siemens began investing heavily in industrial gas turbine development, and developed “advanced units of around 100MW to 150MW specifically for use in combined cycle plant” (Winskel, 2002, p.569). In 1989, the manufacturers released a new series of advanced designs “rated at over 200MW, and by 1990, gas turbines were capturing two-thirds of all power plant orders in the USA” (Winskel, 2002, p.569)....   [tags: Energy, British Coal] 571 words
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Electricity doesn’t grow on trees. It falls from the sky. - Electricity doesn’t grow on trees. It falls from the sky. Beginning in the 1930’s and up until the present day British Petroleum has been a major stakeholder in the oil industry. Needless to say it has played a considerable role in bringing Earth to the environmental crisis it now faces, specifically regarding the alarming and harmful rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Today’s societies tend to be characterized by their greedy corporations and their disconnection from the natural world. These factors can leave one with a disheartening sentiment as well as a pessimistic stance on the future state of the earth....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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World-Scale Hydrogen Economy: Pros and Cons - Proponents of a world-scale hydrogen economy argue that hydrogen can be an environmentally cleaner source of energy to end-users, particularly in transportation applications, without the release of pollutants like particulate matter and carbon dioxide. However hydrogen continues to have technical obstacles associated with it, including storage issues, due to the fact that hydrogen has a high energy density by weight, but has a low energy density by volume when not highly compressed or liquefied....   [tags: Fuel Cells, Electricity Grid]
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The Various Renewable and Non- Renewable Energy Sources - Electricity is a vital service a majority of the world uses on a daily basis. If it were to be depleted, many of us would not know what to do. Thankfully, however, not all sources of energy are non-renewable (although the renewable sources do have their downsides). Some sources are more prevalent in certain areas, while they may be extremely scarce in others; on the contrary, some sources are found all over the world, but only in trace amounts. The world around us uses many different types of electrical energy and a variety of sources from which that energy may be extracted....   [tags: energy, electricity, environment]
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Powering A World; Kirchhoff's Voltage Law - I. Introduction In today’s society, the need to have an adequate supply of electricity to run everyday tasks is in greater demand than ever. Everyday we turn our lights in our homes on and off without really thinking about if there is enough electricity to power each and every light. Throughout this paper, we examine Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law the sum of the electrical potential differences around any closed network is zero [1]. Represented by the equation ΣV=0, which means v1+ v2+ v3+…+ vn=0 [2]....   [tags: electricity, circuit, experiments]
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Understanding How a Battery Works - Have you ever wondered how a small Duracell battery can power your remote for so long. It's not a process that's too to understand. It is important to know about batteries. If you know enough about the battery you can make your own and even decide which type of battery is right for you. There are many different types of batteries, there are even ones that depend on radioactivity. However, because of these many different types of batteries there are advantages and disadvantages, one could be useful but in a way still harm you, another could be not so useful yet are still better than most others....   [tags: chemistry, physics, electricity]
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Birthday Mark by Nathaniel Hawthorne - The discovery of electricity opened the door to many mysteries that challenged scientists of the nineteenth century. Nathaniel Hawthorne writes of some challenges that man could run into during the exploration and application of new technology in The Birthmark. These challenges are not entirely physical but they are more so about an internal struggle within Victorian mindsets. In The Birthmark there are only three characters: Aylmer, a scientist, Georgiana, Aylmer’s wife, and Aminadab, Aylmer’s lab assistant....   [tags: electricity, innocence, evil]
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