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New solar energy storage technology could revolutionize the energy industry


To get away from our society's reliance on fossil fuels, we need to keep innovating new ways to harness and use renewable energy — and a team of scientists from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden is doing just that. After nearly 10 years of work, the scientists have discovered a unique way to harness solar energy, put it in storage for up to a decade, and later release it as heat, as reported by Bloomberg

To do all that, the team — led by Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Kasper Moth-Poulsen — developed three new technologies to make that vision a reality: an energy-trapping molecule, an energy storage system (that stores energy in the form of heat), and a laminate coating for windows and fabrics that will store thermal energy, as per Bloomberg.