This page will introduce you to some interesting emerging technologies - not science fiction, but technologies you can purchase today and use.
DIRECT SOLAR POWERED AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
Imagine powering the air-conditioning system in your home or office directly from the sun instead of from 240 volts AC. It is being done today. You can read more about this at:
Solar in Australia
Solar in Los Angeles
A report on solar air conditioning
Lithium-Air has the potential to rival diesel and gasoline in terms of energy storage per pound or gallon.
POLYPLUS is a major developer of this technology.
For a comparison of lithium-air with gasoline, diesel, and other battery chemistries see the last page of my electric vehicle report.
USING ULTRA CAPACITORS FOR ENERGY STORAGE
Imagine a 'battery' using no water or other electrolytes and that can be fully charged in seconds and hold enough energy to power appliances and even cars and busses. They are available now and being used today. Below are some internet links discussing this.
A report about ultra capacitors and their uses
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