In 2017, scientists at a Swedish university created an energy system that makes it possible to capture and store solar energy for up to 18 years, releasing it as heat when needed.
Though still in its early stages, the concept developed at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenberg could pave the way for self-charging electronics that use stored solar energy on demand.
“This is a radically new way of generating electricity from solar energy.
How can solar energy be stored?.
Solar energy is a variable renewable because for the most part it, it only works when the sun shines.
The solar energy system created at Chalmers back in 2017 is known as ‘MOST’: Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems.
A lot of research and development remains before we will be able to charge our technical gadgets or heat our homes with the system’s stored solar energy, they note. »