It is useful to be able to release energy when we want it. But how can we store energy until that time?
- Potential energy is stored energy that can be transferred into a useful form.
- Chemical, elastic and gravitational are all forms of potential energy.
- The ability to store energy is vital for life and is used by plants and animals.
- Batteries and dams use potential energy for power.
The ability to store energy is a vital requirement for life on Earth.
From plants storing the energy they receive from the Sun, to animals storing energy they gain from food.
The fossil fuels we use every day are the remains of deceased plants and animals.
Energy converted from the Sun and stored ...
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