Energy from the sun, stored in a liquid – and released on demand

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The cost of installing solar panels has fallen dramatically but storing the energy has been problematic.
Image: REUTERS/NASA/SDO/Handout

Now scientists in Sweden have found a new way to store solar energy in chemical liquids. Although still in an early phase, with niche applications, the discovery has the potential to make solar power more practical and widespread.

Until now, solar energy storage has relied on batteries, which have improved in recent years. However, they are still bulky and expensive, and they degrade over time.

Source:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/this-new-device-stores-solar-energy-in-a-liquid-and-releases-it-on-demand?utm_content=bufferab9ce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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