A special material created by RavenBrick offers a more sustainable heating solution for homeowners.

In an attempt to harness the power of the sun during the fall and winter, RavenBrick created a nanotech wall that absorbs light all day and releases heat during the night. If executed properly, this wall can gradually lessen the need for centralized heating among households. Inhabitat reports:

The crucial element in the smart wall’s design is a set of materials that control the flow of energy through the system. The conversion of sunlight to infrared energy can be easily achieved, however if a building is well insulated then you may wish to reduce the amount of heat that comes in through the walls — otherwise during the hotter months of the year, you could potentially roast the inhabitants. However Ravenbrick’s smart wall can be pre-programmed to only allow heat in at certain temperatures.

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