posted on Aug, 3 2019 @ 04:51 PM
a reply to: TheRedneck
From what I've read today, I now get that hydrogen is nothing more than energy storage and a sort of battery.
I suppose solar and wind energy is where it's at in the future, which is where hydrogen could be the most useful, to provide energy storage to make
the energy available in areas where solar and wind energy are not possible or rational. Just thinking out loud here as I'm sure I'm just catching up
on a topic I've ignored for too long and know nothing about.
When I've read about solar, the issue is always how do you store the energy and distribute it. Underground hydrogen storage tanks seems a good
solution and I'm sure that's already being done somewhere. Again, I'm just catching up here to understand better. I see you can even buy a high purity
hydrogen generator on Amazon for a couple of thousand.
What brought me to this topic is I've been wanting to see what's available that could be used for modern off grid living. I'd been trying to think of
a way energy could be stored other than traditional batteries. This fits that bill perfectly. Affordable is a major issue and if hydrogen is this easy
and cheap to produce, providing you have wind or solar power part of the time, off grid could be a whole lot more comfortable as long as it's doable
on a budget.
I actually think the real future should be every residence or building being autonomous and off the energy grid somehow. I wish at times I could take
a peak at the future a hundred years down the road and I think that's exactly what I'd see.
The thermite I'm aware of, but can't guarantee I'll never try it just for the fun of it.
I'm more than familiar with aluminum's presence in gemstones. Red beryl, the beryl they said could never exist is my favorite gemstone and I have some
examples from the Wa Wa Mountains mines in my current collection. Rockhounding with my dad as a kid, I hauled out tons of gem grade bauxite from a
mine in Utah they called birdseye marble.
I have examples of some beautiful labradorite and amazonite here also and have had many examples in previous collections. Moonstone has a unique kind
of beauty and sunstone as well. That's another topic though and one I'm very familiar with. I actually have rocks in my head.