Building a Better Battery
WHAT: Use it, Lose It, or Save It: The Science of Renewable Energy Storage - Free Admission
WHEN: Thursday, August 28, 2008, at 7:00 pm
WHERE: James A. Little Theater, NMSD, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
You've heard 'Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.' Swap 'battery' for 'mousetrap' and the old cliché is ready for the 21st century. If you're wondering why someone hasn't built that battery already then come to Use it, Lose It, or Save It: The Science of Renewable Energy Storage'.
Today, we can usefully consume all of the little solar, wind, and other renewable energy we produce. But for total energy production to shift significantly toward inherently unpredictable renewables, energy must be stored when available and recovered when needed else precious renewable energy sources will stand idle. This lecture will present an overview of the science of energy storage and new nanotechnology approaches to it. The science will take time to mature, but with legislative and economic shelters to nurture it, effective distributed electrical energy storage solutions can be found before the need is urgent.
The Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series is presented by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Scientists and engineers will take on roles of educators through the Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series. The series is intended to inform the public about the diversity of research being conducted at the Laboratory. Use it, Lose It, or Save It: The Science of Renewable Energy Storage is presented by Albert Migliori of the Seaborg Institute and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Use it, Lose It, or Save It: Lecture Schedule