The energy sector is on the threshold of one of the most significant technological transformations. Business models will be built around innovative technologies, including decentralized energy generation technologies. Extensive automation and advanced analytics will form the basis of value chain management. Numerous sensors will be installed in automated production facilities. Industry leaders will collect analytical data to provide better services.
how we will reinvent electricity
Photovoltaics: solar electricity
It is possible to collect light not by photovoltaic panels, but by the already mentioned solar concentrators (solar concentrators) - mirrors or lenses. This dramatically increases the intensity of light and reduces the area of expensive semiconductor converters. This is the so-called concentrator photovoltaics (CPV). Today this method loses because the cost of flat panels based on crystalline silicon has decreased dramatically over the past few years. And when it comes to large-scale power generation, the way that converts energy through silicon batteries that lie on the roof, in the field, or elsewhere, is certainly winning out. This trend will apparently continue in the near future.
Biofuel is a type of biofuel, i.e. fuel obtained from raw materials of plant origin. The raw material can be specially grown crops, such as sugarcane, corn. In this case this fuel is referred to the first generation of biofuels. It can also be obtained from different organic waste, in which case it is classified as second-generation biofuel. Third-generation biofuels are derived from microalgae. The advantage of biofuels from microalgae is that they can be grown in areas unsuitable for agriculture and crop production. The production of such biofuel does not compete directly with the production of food raw materials. Microalgae can be grown both in fresh water and in salt water. Also the production of microalgae does not require the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides. One of the main advantages of microalgae is that they efficiently convert the energy of sunlight into biomass.
Low-temperature fuel cells
At present, low-temperature fuel cells are quite promising for use. The main fuel cells are hydrogen-air and methanol fuel cells. The energy capacity of devices based on them ranges from 800 to 1,300 watt-hours per kilogram. By comparison, nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride batteries have an energy capacity in the range of 40 to 70 watt-hours per kilogram, and lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries have an energy capacity of 80 to 200 watt-hours per kilogram. Thus the energy capacity of low-temperature fuel cells is 5-10 times greater than the known batteries. At the moment, ultralight hydrogen-air fuel cells have already found their application in unmanned aircraft, such as unmanned airplanes and multicopters. At the moment, cars powered by low-temperature hydrogen-air fuel cells are also produced. Naturally, the operation of such a vehicle is supported by an energy installation not only based on the fuel cell, but it also includes lithium batteries and supercapacitors and other energy sources.
- Digital Cities
- Industry 4.0
- Construction Management
- Home solar panel systems
- Electric cars
- Smart Homes
- Demand Forecasting
- Substation Management
The energy of the future that we will use
Energy companies will have to optimize management processes, reduce production costs, improve the safety of operations, and implement innovative solutions in their business models. The power grid will combine the means of traditional centralized and distributed power generation and renewable energy sources, providing comprehensive management and visualization of the power system.
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