How do Electric Transmission Lines Work?

In the past, power generating plants were only able to serve their local areas. Electricity didn’t have far to travel between where it was created and where it was used. Since then, things have changed, and most of us get our electricity from the grid, huge interconnected areas of power producers and users. As power […]

Nuclear: It’s All About The Atoms | Science Trek

JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF AMERICA’S ENERGY COMES FROM NUCLEAR POWER. FIND OUT HOW WE TURN ATOMS INTO ELECTRICITY. IT’S SHOCKING. (MUSIC)STUDENT 1: HEY, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE POWER? STUDENT 2: I DON’T KNOW. JOAN, WHAT’S WITH THE POWER? JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: POWER? WELL, WE IN THE UNITED STATES GET ABOUT 20 […]

World’s Largest Batteries – (Pumped Storage)

Electricity faces a fundamental problem that comes with pretty much any product that’s provided on-demand: our ability to generate large amounts of it doesn’t match up that closely with when we need it. Wind and solar power are becoming more cost effective, but they’ll always be unreliable and intermittent sources of energy. Retailers use warehouses […]

What Is a Power Plant?

Today, we’re going to look at what a Power Plant is, different types, and why automation is important in the Power Plant business. Here at RealPars, we love making videos that help you to discover new and exciting topics, so if you enjoy viewing this video as much as we enjoyed making it, click the […]

Why Install Solar Panels at Home?

We would be at the high end of electricity users, if there is pretty much an appliance or gadget we’ve probably got it. We were look at the whole solar panel thing for quite a while. We thought let’s just start with eight panels on our roof. We were really pleasantly surprised about the big […]

How Electricity Generation Really Works

The importance of electricity in our modern world can hardly be overstated. What was a luxury a hundred years ago is now a critical component to the safety, prosperity, and well-being of nearly everyone. And yet, electricity is so unlike our other physical necessities. We can’t hold it in our hand; We can’t see it […]

Storing the Sun’s Energy in Liquid Could Change Solar Forever

The sun puts out a lot of energy, more of it hits the earth in an hour than humankind could use in a year And we’re really not taking advantage of it, the US got less than 1% of its electricity from solar power in 2016. If we could get that number higher, we could […]