I'm writing a sci-fi novel and am having a hard time coming up with a new energy source that DOESN'T revolve around the widely popular "nuclear" option everyone favors so much. I've tried researching other energy types that scientists are investigating but everyone just assumes solar, wind, or nuclear are the future and none of those are interesting nor special in a science fiction novel. My writing style can't fathom just random facts or conjure up nonsense out of thin air. I'm trying to make my project as close to scientifically possible and accurate as I can, but this might be the thing that makes or breaks that idea. I've so far been given advice from friends and D&D DM's that I should do research into Lunar power and Dark Matter. The problems with these are that Lunar is just another form of Solar energy and Dark Matter is so impossible to study that its properties are yet to be explored or tested in a controlled environment. So my question is simple: What would you try exploring as an alternate energy source for the future that doesn't follow the stereotype of nukes, the sun, and wind turbines?

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    $\begingroup$ This is definitely not a writing question, more of a Worldbuilding SE question. This needs to get migrated. You'll find lots of good stuff there. $\endgroup$ – DWKraus Apr 14 at 23:32
  • $\begingroup$ I’m voting to close this question because it is a worldbuilding question, not a writing one. $\endgroup$ – Nai54 Apr 15 at 0:51
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    $\begingroup$ This isn't really a world building SE question either, it contravenes two WB SE rules, 1. any answer will be purely opinion based 2. your basically asking for a list // if you had an idea for an alternate energy source & wanted to ask if it was plausible that might be a question that fitted within the rules. $\endgroup$ – Pelinore Apr 15 at 6:41
  • $\begingroup$ I think downvotes from us here on WB SE are a little . umm? . unfair? for this one, the OP didn't post it to us, Writing SE migrated it to us, so any downvotes from us should go to the migrator rather than the OP ;p // I do think it should be migrated or closed though, I don't know a suitable SE for it so probably closed? $\endgroup$ – Pelinore Apr 15 at 7:00