Solar panels. Giant wind turbines. Electric cars, buses and trains. Amid the alarming newspaper headlines it’s easy to forget that technology is actually fighting back against global warming. A crucial weapon in that fight is induction heating.
Silicon. It’s the earth’s second-most abundant element. And products containing silicon are widespread, the most common being semiconductors. But now induction heating is being applied to silicon to help solve one of humanity’s biggest challenges: the production of clean, affordable and abundant electricity.