Energy & Green Tech

Solution to energy storage may be beneath your feet

Anyone who has ever hot-footed it barefoot across the beach on a sunny day walks away with a greater understanding of just how much heat sand can retain. That ability is expected to play a vital role in the future, as technology ...

Energy & Green Tech

The next generation of solar energy collectors could be rocks

The next generation of sustainable energy technology might be built from some low-tech materials: rocks and the sun. Using a new approach known as concentrated solar power, heat from the sun is stored then used to dry foods ...

Energy & Green Tech

Investigating an innovative solution for thermal energy storage

Have you ever gotten relief from summertime heat by draping a wet towel over your head? If so, you've benefited from a phase-change material (PCM): a substance that releases or absorbs energy when it transitions between ...

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