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  1. #1 The Science of Energy Alternatives 
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    Hi,

    I am doing my science fair project for this year on Wind Power/Wind Turbine, Solar Energy, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells. At this point, I am doing my background research on the topic to really understand the topic. So far, I have been researching the basic concepts and mechanisms of the topics such as the Photoelectric Effect, and the Betz Limit. However, I want to make that I know enough about my topic to successfully conduct a meaningful experiment. So What theories/laws/principles/postulates/current research associated with any or all of the topics of energy alternatives do you think I should know? Any suggestion is appreciated. Thank you!


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    And you can find quite a lot here, which also provides links to most principles.


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    You might browse through the NREL site to see what kinds of research they are doing.

    The basic physics of wind is pretty well known, so much of the research on wind power is aimed at integrating it into the grid.


    http://www.nrel.gov/basic_sciences/
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    Another reasonably recent technology is capturing infrared: http://cleantech.com/news/3221/grabb...y-nanoantennas
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