One novel material stores and transfers the Sun’s heat
Our star will be shining bright for millions of years, sending us heat and light. A highly efficient way to harness this renewable energy is concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. CSP plants concentrate the Sun's light using mirrors and use the heat to create steam to drive a turbine. Excess heat can be stored to create electricity when the Sun is not shining. Phase change materials that store and release heat via changes in phase – like ice to water – are a great way to stabilise supply. The EU-funded THERMES project will make it even better with a novel microemulsion that can act as both heat storage material and heat transfer fluid.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
B15 2TT Birmingham
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