Solar Revolution: Copying Plants’ Energy Storage System

Solar Revolution: Copying Plants’ Energy Storage System
Dan Gould
  • 11 august 2008

Scientists at MIT have developed what may be the holy grail of of solar power. In the past, the problem with solar was keeping the electricity flowing at night. Storing excess energy for use after sundown has traditionally been really expensive and highly inefficient. Now, by mimicking the way plants store energy MIT has created a way to store solar power in fuel cells that can keep power running around the clock.

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