The Anonymous Widower

This Material Can Store The Sun’s Energy For Months, Maybe Even Years

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Anthropocene.

This is the sub-title.

Thin coatings of the material could soak up sun in summer months and provide heat to buildings in winter, all without using fuel or electricity.

This sounds like something to file under Too Good To Be True.

But the research does come from the University of Lancaster and uses a type of material called a metal-organic framework.

Conclusion

Increasingly, it seems to me, that we’re seeing lots of outstanding chemistry coming to the fore.

 

December 11, 2020 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for that – very interesting. In the usual cautious words of the university press release, it does indeed look ‘promising’. More research to keep an eye on. I’ve also signed up for Anthropocene’s newsletter – see what that consists of.

    Comment by Peter Robins | December 11, 2020 | Reply


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