Category Archives: Air and Water

Volcano Power

Volcano Power

Geothermal energy uses the heat trapped beneath the Earth’s surface to generate electricity.  Typically, geothermal energy plants tap into the steam from natural sources such as geysers, or they draw water from hot, high-pressure underground sources.  The hot vapors are then used to drive electric turbines.

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The Largest Battery Storage Substation

The Largest Battery Storage Substation

At the end of last year, Southern California Edison turned on the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world in Ontario, California.   It is a substation with 80 megawatt-hours of capacity, enough energy to power 2,500 households or charge 1,000 Tesla cars a day. Continue Reading