Sunday, June 9, 2019

Another Synergy Haiku

Relative to the energy obtained from the burning of fossil fuels, non-combustion renewable energy is generally less reliably available exactly when needed.  Because of the intermittent or seasonal ­nature of most forms of renewable energy, efficient energy storage is ­essential.

Line 1: Phase change dynamics is the study of  heat storage in phase change materials, which absorb or release large amounts of  latent heat (heat of vaporization, melting etc) when they go through a change in their physical state, i.e. from solid to liquid and vice versa..
Line 2: The light in a fiber-optic cable travels through the core with total internal reflection. Because the cladding does not absorb any light, the light wave can travel great distances.
Line 3: Combine these concepts for a synergistic total.