Experts Create Molecule Storing Solar Energy For 18 Years

Experts Create Molecule Storing Solar Energy For 18 Years

It seems that we are being flooded by tons of new discoveries in the tech field lately. It’s like time is put on fast-forward, and we’re racing towards the future with really quick steps. 

A new mind-blowing discovery has been made public. It seems that experts have created a molecule that can store solar energy for 18 years. Read the mind-blowing reports below.

New jaw-dropping discovery has been made

Experts have just published their latest findings in the journal Energy and Environmental Science – the team from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden first showed off their solar-storing molecule last year.

Made from carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen, the molecule is transformed into an “energy-rich isomer”, one made of the same atoms but bound in a different way when it is hit by sunlight. The isomer can then be stored as a liquid, with the energy being used later. Much later.

“The energy in this isomer can now be stored for up to 18 years,” Kasper Moth-Poulsen, the team’s leader, said in a statement. “And when we come to extract the energy and use it, we get a warmth increase which is greater than we dared hope for.”

According to the latest reports, it seems that the entire system is called Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage (MOST). Sunlight is captured by the liquid via a solar thermal collector on the roof of a building.

“We have made many crucial advances recently, and today we have an emissions-free energy system which works all year around,” says Kasper Moth-Poulsen.

“There is a lot left to do. We have just got the system to work. Now we need to ensure everything is optimally designed,” says Kasper Moth-Poulsen.

We suggest that you check out the original article in order to learn all the available details about this interesting matter. 

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