Giant BatteriesWatch video now
Think about all the things that use power in your home and your school. Now imagine that multiplied across your city, your country and the whole world!
Our energy demands are HUGE! And we need electricity to be always there, when we need it.
So, the challenge for renewable energy such as solar and wind, is to meet our need for constant energy, even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing.
What's the answer? We need storage, and lots of it.
Fortunately a clever team of scientists led by Professor Donald Sadoway at MIT has found a solution: great big giant batteries!
Check out Professor Sadoway's recent presentation at Ted Talks 2012 to find out more. But, be warned: watching this video may foster a passion for electrochemistry!
We asked Australian students to make a video or convince us in writing about their BIG ideas for a sustainable energy future.
Check out the fantastic videos we received, all about sustainable energy solutions!VIEW THE GALLERY OF ENTRIES
Explore the fascinating science edging us closer to low carbon living. This fun, flexible project includes easy-to-use ICT, oodles of resources and FREE lesson plans from CSIRO Education.
Links to Australian curriculum, plus NAPLAN rehearsal.Find out more