Oil wells around the world predicted
Certain statistics on the world’s energy scenario is particularly alarming. It says the oil wells around the globe are predicted to be dried up by the year 2047 and natural gas by 2068. Then we will have to fall back on elemental forces such as the sun, water, wind, and waves for our energy needs.
An exhibition on sustainable energy, designed and developed by the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium (RSC) here, will give visitors a clear idea of what the latest technology has made possible for the world in terms of transforming the elemental forces into reusable energy. Minister for Panchayats and Social Welfare M.K. Muneer will inaugurate the exhibition at the RSC at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday. It will be on till May 20 and will then travel to all the regional science centres of the country.
The exhibition analyses the diverse aspects of such resources and displays an array of models and panels to help the common man understand them.
RSC project coordinator V.S. Ramachandran says the expo offers an opportunity to explore the world of technologies that promote sustainable energy, including renewable energy sources such as hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, and tidal power, and also technologies designed to improve efficiency.
The panel “Why sustainable energy” emphasises the need to embrace sustainable energy sources. The exhibit on solar energy demonstrates the working of solar panels and explains their structure and functioning.
The model of geothermal plant sheds light on the process of tapping geothermal energy that uses heat energy from beneath the surface of the earth. The pros and cons of a geothermal plant and energy generation are detailed with supporting panels. The exhibit on windmill elucidates the intricacies of power generation by a windmill.
The exhibition also details the history of windmills and major wind power installations in India. The model of tidal energy plant demonstrates the hydropower that converts the tidal energy into electricity.