Breakthrough Solar cell
Storing and producing energy is so common in our lives, that we rarely think about how it actually works. Whether it’s Nuclear or natural gas, most power plants heat up water into steam and run steam turbines to produce electricity. Well, that is until now, because researchers from MIT have come up with a new way of producing electricity from renewables, or any source of heat, even waste heat from other processes. The best part is that it’s not only an energy generation technology, it’s also a thermal energy storage solution too! Thermo-Photovoltaics might be the key to safely and cheaply storing excess energy, and turning it back to electricity when we need it, in a record-breaking fashion. Let’s dive into why this Breakthrough Solar cell DOESN’T Run On Sunshine!
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