Can 100% renewable energy power How batteries work - Adam Jacobson 4 weeks ago   05:55

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Every year, the world uses 35 billion barrels of oil. This massive scale of fossil fuel dependence pollutes the earth, and it won’t last forever. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water and wind, which are all renewable energy sources. So why don’t we exchange our fossil fuel dependence for an existence based only on renewables? Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei describe the challenges.

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Jonny P
What about a self supplying fuel cell with low resistsnance wires to make it as efficient as possible meaning that slowly after it finally runs out... all you have to do is refill water
Nate Farv
But how are we going to make the wind mills and solar panels when we run out of fossil fuels? We can't make lipo batters without mining for the lithium. There has to be a better way.
Petter Engersand
All we need is political will. The technology is good enough and will be better for every year.

We have 3 major storage sollutions:
1. Water stored in high places.
2. Batteries.
3. Gravity storage.

Together this is enough.
this sounds like it was written by a child with the help of his conservative coal miner grandpa. its so wrong and simplistic and separated from statistics
Kathy Fausett
Knuckleheads have been talking about peak oil for 50 years. We are now producing more oil in the U.S. than any other place on earth, including Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Black Swan
1 Yes it can. When large plastic film based solar panels are put in orbit trapping solar energy and transmitting it via microwaves to Earth receiving stations (AS PREDICTED BY ISAAC ASIMOV) but not before
2 Solar panels can SUPPLEMENT what is supplied by fossil fuel based utilities BY GEN electricity between 10 AM and 2 PM exactly when the demand peaks.
India for example subsidizes solar panels and solar panel gen electricity or hot water but most of India lies between 5 deg N and 30 deg N latitude and has clear skies except during the monsoon .... so other nations may not be able to copy this
Dan Ruiz
we ned to stop global warming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what if I live in northern Canada ...where the sun never rises..and the wind is really weak
David G
I came across a NEW breakthrough energy solution that looks to be the holy-grail. It solves all these issues without any environmental impact. Worth looking into. The energy company is called H2IL with a stack of videos proving the technology.
Josh Zbuk
very helpful ty
Solar Panels in the desert is not a bad idea if you ask me.
Yes, it's too far from the cities with high electricity demands, but why don't we store the energy, in batteries?
Just because it's too far away, doesn't mean we can't carry it somewhere else, like batteries, they have electricity stored within them.
Large batteries would be very helpful for this, especially if we re-use the battery materials, like the thing that holds the electricity. It would be very helpful towards society to be able to use batteries, empty it, and come back for more.
It wouldn't be too expensive to keep electricity in batteries and transporting them to other countries, the countries could stack up their own or someone from the power plant that has electric batteries are there already.
This applies to hydropower and wind power, just because it's far away, doesn't mean you can't transport it.

In short, charge a battery, take it somewhere, and discharge it for your own use.

If someone has already thought of this, then welp, hahah.

This is an idea by a 12-year-old, so opinions may vary, feel free to tell me the disadvantages of these anyways.
Edward Wu
Does Fusion energy count as renewable? It's certainly clean, and I think it has good potential for the future
Sathvik Bhat
Good intention .....Keep going Ted ed
Rock Roads
Biodiesel through algae
edd esperon
Now i can properly make our more informative😊❤
Rahul sharma
Why not try to live in a minimalist way and reduce your energy signature. 7 billion humans if do that right can significantly reduce pollution.
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How batteries work - Adam Jacobson Can 100% renewable energy power 4 weeks ago   04:20

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Batteries are a triumph of science—they allow smartphones and other technologies to exist without anchoring us to an infernal tangle of power cables. Yet even the best batteries will diminish daily, slowly losing capacity until they finally die. Why does this happen, and how do our batteries even store so much charge in the first place? Adam Jacobson gives the basics on batteries.

Lesson by Adam Jacobson, animation by FOX Animation Domination High-Def.

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