Sometimes when I surf the Internet I come across these websites of survivalists who dream of “living off the grid.”
What they mean is that they want to generate their own energy, grow their own food, capture sunlight, be completely self-sustaining.
I don’t know if it’s really doom and gloom that they fear, or just the thought of being totally independent that truly motivates them.
However, after reading this article I am reminded of one arsenal in the survivalist’s toolkit. The capacitor bank is basically a bunch of capacitors coupled together.
It has the ability to store a lot of energy in a way that a single capacitor could not. If you were capturing energy through solar power or wind, you could store it in a capacitor bank so that when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, you’d still have power.
That’s one application of this technology I suppose that would be very useful.