Hydro-electricity? Fusion? Thermal Depolarization? Do we have any other real alternatives? Including utility scale energy storage.
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A new material made from carbon nanotubes can generate electricity by scavenging energy from its environment:
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-material- ... nging.html
MIT engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a current simply by interacting with liquid surrounding them.
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My thoughts are that this might work quite happily on a small scale for a mobile phone or similar but if you tried uprating it to power say a house or something bigger there would probably be a problem with high electrical currents or static charge build ups in the local environment. You don't get something for nothing in nature!
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