This brief video describes the challenges associated with balancing energy production and energy demands.
Students will learn about the daily variability in energy demands and see some of the ways that energy storage and renewable energy could help solve this problem.
The video is brief and informative, prompting students to think about ways to solve this problem.
Students should be familiar with the difference between renewable energy and non-renewable energy.
This video could be a starting point for discussing the recent improvements and innovations in renewable energy and battery technology, the development of wave action power devices and kinetic energy tiles, geothermal energy, and distributed energy production and storage.
Students could also examine improving the energy efficiency of devices and reducing energy waste as ways to lower the total amount of energy required.