Is Electricity a Type of Energy?

People usually think the words electricity and energy are interchangeable, well they are wrong and here's why.

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The Advances Toward Renewable Energy Storage

Storing the surplus of renewable energy in batteries for later use seems like the obvious solution, but a new study from Stanford University suggests this might not always be the case.

Conductive Clay Creates More Possibilities for Energy Storage

  In the feverish race to discover thinner and thinner materials with the surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay may be the answer.   Drexel University’s College of Engineering scientists has invented clay which is both highly conductive and can be easily molded into a variety of … Continue reading Conductive Clay Creates More Possibilities for Energy Storage

U.S. Power Grid Upgraded with An Advanced Power-Conversion Switch

  Researchers at General Electric Co. enlisted the help of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) when they needed help designing a plasma-based power switch.   The proposed switch, which GE is developing under contract with the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, could contribute to a more advanced and reliable … Continue reading U.S. Power Grid Upgraded with An Advanced Power-Conversion Switch

The History of AC vs. DC

Just about every home and business is wired for Alternating Current (AC). However, the decision to use Alternating Current (AC), rather than Direct Current (DC), didn’t happen without a lot of trial and error. In the late 1880s, a variety of inventions across the United States and Europe led to a full-scale battle between Alternating … Continue reading The History of AC vs. DC