Global environmental pollution, dwindling resources and rising costs demand a significant reduction in private and public energy consumption. That requires state-of-the-art technologies. They include smart kitchen appliances in which electricity is consumed only when it is needed. Or batteries for e-cars whose performance steadily increases, while charging times become increasingly shorter.
If the electricity comes from renewable sources, such as wind or solar power, the supply of electricity may not be able to satisfy demand. How can that be balanced out? What obstacles have to be overcome? And how can we already save electricity today? The “Discoveries” answer these and many other questions.
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