Posts tagged “Electrical innovation”

As you know, we like to keep an eye on new developments involving electricity generation and use. 
 
That’s why we were interested in the recent announcement that more electricity will be generated from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels this year in the UK. 
 
According to the National Grid, this is the first time since the industrial revolution that we have generated more electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels. 
Although this news report initially seemed ‘stranger than fiction’, it’s a genuine example of extraordinary science. 
 
Mushrooms that you can buy at any grocers have been used to generate electricity. 
 
They were covered with bacteria that can produce electricity and strands of the new wonder-material, graphene, were used to collect the current. 
Here’s a clever idea… Siemens has introduced a virtual power plant (VPP). 
 
It’s a software solution that balances electrical loads from buildings connected in a ‘microgrid’ that has both renewable energy and energy storage. 
 
The new VPP service allows electrical loads of commercial buildings or industrial sites to be combined, helping to reduce the need for reserve power by balancing consumption. Building operators can then sell surplus energy back to the electricity market. Siemens believes this approach will increase the flexibility of the whole market. 
To make a difference to our use of the national power grid, we need to store the energy generated through the wind and sun until we need it. 
Do you need a little inspiration? This could be your answer… 
 
Researchers have reported that passing an electric current through your brain can help you to be more creative. 
 
Scientists suggest that we could one day wear an electrically charged hat to make us more inventive. 
Many of us have WiFi routers in our home so we can access the internet from any room in the house. 
 
Using similar technology, soon it might be possible to light your home and run all of your appliances without wires. 
 
A wire coil can be used to generate a magnetic field. Bring another device with a coil tuned to the same frequency close and an electrical charge can be induced. It’s known as magnetic resonance technology. 
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