Although we would have expected that by 2020, blackouts will be the thing of the past, though unfortunately, this is not the case.
Sure, they might not be as rare as they used to because the technology got better, but occasionally you will find yourself in absolute darkness. Thankfully, there are ways to combat this state of affairs. You could start storing energy at your home so that you would be prepared for any situation. How?
Pumped hydroelectric energy storage
The water would be pumped to a container, and in the event of a blackout, the same water would be released. It would then be directed onto the blades of the turbine, which, in turn, would generate some electricity.
With the help of the electricity, a flywheel is put into motion. When there is a need for electricity, the kinetic energy of the flywheel is used to power a generator.
The heavier the flywheel, the more energy can be generated through the force of inertia.
One of the simplest and most common ways of storing energy is by using batteries. There are many different types of batteries, the most popular ones being lithium-ion batteries. Different types can store different amounts of energy, though it has an effect on their prices as well. The lithium-ion batteries can store quite a lot of energy, which is why they are often used with solar panels, though unfortunately, they are quite costly.
On top of that, if you want to make your electric bills lower, you should learn how to save energy. You don’t need to buy expensive equipment – you just need to change your habits. If you are interested in that, then check out this infographic, provided by Texas Electricity.