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Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage – store the summer’s heat for winter

You know the drill, you complain about the heat all summer but then as soon as the cold weather hits, you complain about that. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some way to store that delicious summer heat for when you really need it, like the dead of winter. Science thought so too! Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage (MOST) saves heat for a cold day.

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have made strides in the development of a molecule that stores solar energy which is released as heat. Once stored, it can be held for up to 18 years. You probably don’t want to store it THAT long but still, it can happen.

This is still very much under development but it could lead to an energy source with no emissions that can be used to literally heat homes. Check out the article for the heavy hitting science.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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