Who hasn’t had it happen? The smartphone battery is almost dead, and there’s no charging cable in sight. Panic! How unnecessary, I always think – our world is overflowing with energy: the power of raging rivers, the ocean, the wind, or the sun. It sounds so esoteric, but anyone who has lain in the sun for too long or seen lightning strike with their own eyes knows what I mean.
The question is, how do we capture all this ominous energy? And how can we store it to make it available for use wherever it is needed? And how can we do that under the premise that our children, and their children, should get to enjoy the greenest “blue planet” possible?