Massachusetts Stores Solar Energy with Non-Electric Battery

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AMHERST, Mass. - Materials chemists have been trying for years to make a new type of battery that can store solar or other light-sourced energy in chemical bonds rather than electrons, one that will release the energy on demand as heat instead of electricity-addressing the need for long-term, stable, efficient storage of solar power.
Editor's Take: We love to see science push the understanding of technology, giving a glimpse into the inevitable evolution of industries, such as energy storage. A group of materials chemists have pushed the understanding of polymer-based storage systems for solar, doubling what was previously possible in this field.