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What are some underutilized ways of generating electricity?

What are some underutilized ways of generating electricity?

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Asked by I.Helen, Last updated: Oct 11, 2020

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J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich
J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered Oct 31, 2018

Do you realize that there are now new ways that generating electricity can be done? Do you know that body heat can be used in order to generate electricity? If you have already tried being inside a train that is full of people, then you already know that this can be very uncomfortable. This body heat can be used in order to power homes and other buildings.

Used adult diapers are also starting to be used now in order to create electricity. The used diapers can be processed and be made into electricity that can power different health institutions. Solar power is considered to be common but do you know that solar power has can also be used in space?

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V. Barnes

V. Barnes

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Answered May 18, 2018

One of the more unconventional (and still underutilized) ways of generating electricity is by capturing human body heat. Ventilation systems in shopping malls and underground subways have been converted to turn excess body heat into hot water. The hot water is then used as a heating source. Two other natural sources are glow-in-the-dark jelly fish and algae. Scientists have found a way to use a green fluorescent protein found in some jelly fish to create miniature fuel cells.

Scientists have also “worked out a way to turn living algae into what is effectively a floating biological solar cell that could be used to generate power from almost any non-freezing body of fresh or salt water.”

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