When thinking about aluminium, most people would connect it with consumer electronics, plane or car parts, construction material or the ubiquitous aluminium can or foil. And for good reason, as these are among the most widespread uses of this recyclable and versatile metal.
While bare eyes can readily identify today’s central power plants due to their electrical structure, cables and transformers, we expect the future to bring changes to the general power generation infrastructure. Large generation sites of diversified energy sources give, often inadvertently, a certain distinction to their surrounding landscape. Yet, a technology leap involving solar PV, energy storage and the integration of AI will have an impact on the power generation layout in the near future.