The Green Energy Gallery, supported by Adani, will open at the Science Museum in London, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery is funded by Adani Green Energy, India’s leading solar energy developer, which aims to become the world’s largest renewable energy generation company by 2030.
The new gallery, which will open in 2023, was announced as delegates gathered for a World Investment Summit hosted at the museum by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“We are delighted to support the Energy Revolution Gallery, which will explore how society can power the future through low-carbon technologies,” said Gautam Adani, President of Adani Green Energy.
“The renewable energy revolution to get there has been remarkable. The limitless power of wind and sun is awesome and our ability to harness that power is finally within our grasp. There is so much to learn from the history of this trip as the world writes a cleaner future and who better than the team at the Science Museum to represent this inspiration, ”he said.
The gallery will explore the latest climate science and the energy revolution needed to reduce global dependence on fossil fuels and meet the Paris goals of limiting global warming to around 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Visitors to the new gallery will see how data visualizations and future projections are essential for generating knowledge, informing decisions about our way of life, and stimulating creative and innovative solutions.
“Imagining our collective future, as this gallery will encourage, provides us all with a powerful agenda for action,” said Dame Mary Archer, President of the Science Museum Group.
“This gallery will take a truly global perspective on the world’s most pressing challenge. We face a grave threat, but the future is not predestined – it is still in our hands if we can build the coalition required for a urgent and far-reaching action, “she said.
The gallery will draw on the collection and loans of the Science Museum Group, deploying a range of interactive and digital storytelling techniques to reveal the latest science as well as to explore the energetic revolutions of the past and the future.
Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery is developed around four thematic sections, each offering a different angle on this century’s defining challenge – Alternative Futures, which uses examples from history to examine times when people imagined different types of energy futures; Future Planet which considers current projections of the future; Future Energy and Power, which focuses on technologies that can support a global transition to a low-carbon future; and Future Living, which explores the energy systems that determine the way we live, work and travel.
The gallery will highlight moments from the past when energetic futures were imagined.
A rare surviving Edison tube, on display for the first time after recently joining the Science Museum Group collection, will allow visitors to marvel at this feat of engineering when the new gallery opens in two years.
Projections of climate change are made possible by long-term global observations that show how our planet is already changing. A fundamental series of observations was initiated in 1958 by Charles David Keeling, who began to measure the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
One of the air sampling bottles he used will be on display in the new gallery.