Wireless Electricity for Dreamers like me and you
Any discussion of renewable energy involves how to get the power from remote areas to where it's needed. That involves building high voltage power lines across several States in many cases. It also involves years of effort, a great deal of environmental analysis and fighting every community that thinks the lines should be buried or go somewhere else.
Now I think of how great it would be if we could just send that electricity through the air just like we send things using wireless communications. Turns out that many people including Thomas Edison also thought it would be a cool idea. They too thought it was a bit absurd to drag all the cables across the country.
Things are changing for the better and now serious research and money are being put forth to bring this to the market place. Maybe we need a Manhattan Plan on this. Granted we may be years from transferring large amounts of power without wires, but as the following article and vodeo will demonstrate, things are moving along.
See a recent article in BBC News entitled "Wireless electricity could be just months a way" and see the 10 minute video that actually illustrates wireless electricity.