Is Direct Current The Wave of the Future

Is Direct Current The Wave of the Future

The flow of electricity happens in two main ways: in a direct current (DC) and an alternating current (AC). Both are indispensable in our day-to-day life, but what differentiates them? Which is standard in home electrical systems in the US and why? Keep reading to...
Geothermal Energy: Power from Underground

Geothermal Energy: Power from Underground

We have used geothermal energy for over 10,000 years, dating back to when ancient humans cooked and bathed in hot springs. It was not until 1960 when the first geothermal power plant in the United States was established for electricity generation. Many decades down...
Nuclear Energy: Good or Bad?

Nuclear Energy: Good or Bad?

There are many forms of energy that power our world: solar, wind, hydro-electric, fossil fuels, and so on. These are all viable, but there’s no fuel quite like nuclear energy. Although if you live in Nevada, you may not know much about that. While there are...
Wind Power Basics

Wind Power Basics

Most of us want to go green these days, and if there was a way to use clean, renewable, and affordable sources of energy for all our daily needs that’s what most of us would do. And while a lot of us know how hydroelectric dams and even solar power works, wind...
Hydroelectric Power – How The Hoover Dam Works

Hydroelectric Power – How The Hoover Dam Works

Most people who visit Las Vegas make it a point to make the 30 mile drive on Highway 93 East to get a firsthand look at one of the true engineering marvels in the U.S. — the Hoover Dam at Lake Mead. Even though the Hoover Dam is a major tourist draw, it’s...