Power Without Combustion: Proposal for Clean Marine Energy and other Diesel Prime Movers
The problem of disruptive technologies is that they are - disruptive, making existing technologies obsolete. This, in turn, triggers resistance from the incumbents as the operators of nuclear and thermal power plants and makes new technologies difficult to reach successful implementation. In the case of solar and wind energy, it has taken decades before the conventional power industry has embraced them, as they will make trillions of dollars of investments in thermal power plants obsolete. To avoid this, an innovative link between incumbents and newcomers is required. So far there has been a lack of location-independent, cost-effective storage on a power plant scale. This presentation demonstrates that it is possible to operate the turbines of these existing power plants with renewable energy when thermal batteries act as intermediate storage.