Electrical transmission and storage will change when you are using renewable power sources, but this doesn’t mean that your use of electricity will change.
Where Do You Store Energy?
When you are using renewable energy, it can seem as though this is a magical process. Though you might harness the power of ocean energy, for example, how exactly do you store it? This energy can either be used immediately as traditional electricity generally is, or it can be stored in a very familiar way – fuel cells or batteries. When this energy is put into a place where it can be accessed once more, the energy can stay in that place until it is needed. Then, when the energy is needed, the electricity can be drained from the cell or the photovoltaic cells or another system, depending on the source of the energy.
How to Transmit Electricity Safely
Once the renewable energy is created and stored, then it is transmitted over power lines just as it would be with traditional electricity. By having cables which come from one the power source to the place where the power will be used, the energy is created and gathered and utilized. In a very real sense, the electricity which is created by renewable sources is no different from the ‘regular’ electricity which might be produced in other ways. However, knowing that the source is renewable, you know that this energy isn’t going to be used up in the way that non-renewable sources of energy might be.
Warnings about Electrical Transmission and Storage
Just as with any electricity, you still need to be careful when it comes to transmitting and storing electricity from renewable sources. It will help to hire on an electrician who is already well-versed in the use of renewable power. They will be able to hook up your electrical cables safely and they can monitor them for problems in the future.