In order for energy to be available whenever it is needed, the energy is stored. This medium shows the most important energy stores for thermal, mechanical, chemical and electric energy. They are extremely important, particularly with a view to using renewable energy sources. Storing energy usually requires conversion processes, since not all forms of energy are equally suitable for storage. This module provides an overview of the efficiency of storage.
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In-depth information on energy stores can also be found in the “Renewable energy sources" guideline. The media “Stores for electrical energy" and “How batteries and accumulators work" are also available specifically for electric energy stores. These are provided as individual media on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.
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Learning resource type:
Chemistry; Physics; Technology
Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Ecology; Energy supply; Environment (general); Environmental protection; Renewable energy; Ecology (environmental protection); Energy store; Energy supply; Environment; Power distribution; Renewable energy
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