More than 60% of the energy generated for the US's power infrastructure is lost between the generator and the user.

SIXTY percent.

But that might be changing, due to one company's efforts to reduce loss by tuning the wavelength of the energy being transmitted, to make it more efficient, at different locations in the transmission network.

THIS is very cool. (And also somewhat speculative... but a very cool approach to addressing our weak and inefficient energy generation, transmission, and storage infrastructure.)


    3DFS contends that the waste DOE clusters under the nebulous term “conversion losses” is in fact spread out across the grid, in generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption.

The article never really backs this up. The article talks only about consumption and not additional losses in generation, transmission, or distribution.

posted by goobster: 261 days ago