New Discovery Enables Simple, Inexpensive, and Efficient Storage of Solar Power

October 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM Leave a comment

MIT chemistry professor Daniel Nocera (pictured at lower right) and post-doc Matthew Kanan recently unveiled a discovery that may represent a major energy breakthrough: a new compound that promises to enable large-scale adoption of truly decentralized, at-home solar power. The researchers focused on harnessing solar energy, since it enables clean, carbon-free power generation and is abundantly available. In this video clip on the discovery, Nocera puts the promise of solar in context: “In around one hour, the amount of sun that hits the face of the earth is what we use in an entire year globally for our energy.” (See the MIT Technology Review cover story on Nocera’s research here.)


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