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Electricity

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196.8–420.6 Gigatons will be saved from our carbon budget

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Huge learning curve

Be prepared to read a lot of obscure PDFs like these

Overhauling electricity is a critical step.

In addition to scaling new technologies, there are unique challenges such as:

  • The permitting process for new infrastructure
  • Responding to peak demand

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Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Large-scale energy storage for storing excess renewable energy...

Distributed Energy Storage

Distributed Energy Storage

Local energy storage systems that store and supply renewable...

Microgrids

Microgrids

Localized power grids that operate independently or in...

Grid Flexibility

Grid Flexibility

Enhancing grid adaptability and stability to integrate diverse...

Net Zero Buildings

Net Zero Buildings

Buildings designed to produce as much energy as they consume,...

Building Retrofitting

Building Retrofitting

The process of making improvements to an existing building to...

Micro Wind Turbines

Micro Wind Turbines

Small-scale wind turbines designed for individual or localized...

Dynamic Glass

Dynamic Glass

Glass with advanced coatings that can adjust its properties to...

Green and Cool Roofs

Green and Cool Roofs

Roofing systems designed to mitigate the urban heat island effect...

Water Distribution Efficiency

Water Distribution Efficiency

Using advanced technology and processes to reduce water usage...

Low-Flow Fixtures

Low-Flow Fixtures

Innovative fixtures designed to minimize water flow and conserve...

Ocean Power

Ocean Power

Harnessing the energy from ocean waves and tides to generate...

Small Hydropower

Small Hydropower

Hydropower systems designed for localized electricity generation...

Biomass Power

Biomass Power

Electricity generation from organic materials, like plants,...

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power

Electricity generation from nuclear reactions, producing low...

Solar Hot Water

Solar Hot Water

Using solar energy to heat water for various applications, such...

Landfill Methane Capture

Landfill Methane Capture

Extracting methane from landfills to prevent emissions and...

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

Heat pumps that efficiently transfer heat between indoors and...

Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

Systems that capture methane from organic waste, converting it...

Geothermal Power

Geothermal Power

Generating electricity using the Earth's internal heat as a...

District Heating

District Heating

Supplying heat to multiple buildings from a centralized source...

Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy

Converting waste materials into usable energy through various...

Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

Intelligent devices that optimize heating and cooling for energy...

High-Performance Glass

High-Performance Glass

Advanced glass with improved thermal properties for...

Building Automation Systems

Building Automation Systems

Integrating technology to manage and control building systems for...

Offshore Wind Turbines

Offshore Wind Turbines

Wind turbines installed in bodies of water to harness wind energy...

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

Light-emitting diode technology for energy-efficient and...

Insulation

Insulation

Materials used to prevent heat loss or gain, improving energy...

Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated Solar Power

Solar power systems using mirrors or lenses to concentrate...

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

Solar photovoltaic systems distributed across locations for...

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

Large-scale solar photovoltaic systems for electricity production...

Onshore Wind Turbines

Onshore Wind Turbines

Wind turbines installed on land to harness wind energy for...