Gallery: Thermo-Chemical Solar Energy is Efficient and Indefinitely Sto...

 

While we’ve figured out ways to capture light and heat from the sun, solar technology is still far from perfected. Photovoltaic cells and solar-thermal systems are a good start, but researchers at MIT are working on a whole new way to not only capture energy from the sun, but to store it indefinitely. Called thermo-chemical solar energy, this new process uses a molecular structure reconfiguration to capture energy from the sun, potentially storing it forever.

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  1. ama-nation October 31, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Solar panels make use of renewable energy from the sun, and are a clean and environmentally sound means of collecting solar energy. Here at solar panel information, we\’ve amassed a wealth of information relating to solar panels and the field of photovoltaic technology.

  2. egsmachine October 30, 2010 at 2:35 am

    THe storage system nature developed billions of years ago, we happen to call oil.

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