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Friday, August 1, 2008

MIT's New Solar Storage Technology

New energy technologies such as solar and wind are constrained by their variability. The ability to store the energy generated at peak production during times of little or no production is critical. MIT is moving forward in the realm of solar energy.

'Major discovery' from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution

Scientists mimic essence of plants' energy storage system

Anne Trafton, News Office
July 31, 2008

In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy...(complete article here).

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