New SSI Technology: A Futuristic Method of Energy Generation
Pages : 290-295
Solid state ionic technologies such as fuel cells, sensors, batteries, super capacitors, hydrogen generation, storage devices and electro-chromic windows are likely to play a major role in extending the life of existing fossil fuel resources by increasing the overall efficiency of energy generation and use. This will lead to a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants. No single technology in isolation is likely to provide solutions for the energy and environmental needs of future generations. This paper briefly outlines the applications of solid state ionic technologies for sustainable energy generation and summarizes key Australian initiatives in this field. It also emphasizes the significance of a total systems approach and discusses integration of renewable and solid state ionic technologies for clean and sustainable energy generation.
Keywords: Solid state ionic; Energy generation; Renewable energy; Fuel cells; Hydrogen; Distributed generation; Sustainable energy
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.2,No.3 (Sept- 2012)