solar energy, renewable energy sources in a strategic position between. Scientists made a discovery that could change the course of the future in this important energy technology. According to this in solar technology one of the most important problems storage the problem is becoming history.
Long-term storage step in solar technology
According to scientists solar energy It is one of the guarantees of our future. This unique resource has already changed countries’ energy strategy plans. However, this energy also has some negative properties.
The most important of these negative features is that solar energy cannot be stored for a long time. Available solar panels Another important problem is the inability to use all solar energy.
Scientists, on the other hand, found a way to store solar energy for 18 years thanks to a special liquid they developed. This developed liquid, Scientists from the Chalmers University of Technology, SwedenDiscovered in 2018. Researchers have been using the liquid for more than a year. solar thermal fuel gave his name.
This fuel is used solar storage system so MOSTworks in a circular fashion. A pump solar thermal fuel passing through transparent pipes. Sunlight comes into contact with this fuel and solar energy is trapped inside this fuel like a rechargeable battery.
Even when this special liquid reaches room temperature, it continues to keep the solar energy inside. Later, it was a liquid material developed by the research team to use energy catalyst system is being used. This system 63 degrees Celsius warms up. Thus, the energy coming back to the same molecular structure becomes ready for use.
Chalmers University The research team started a project in late 2020. With this project, commercial trials are being made for the storage and use of energy. The project, which received a 4.3 million euro grant from the EU, will last 3.5 years. The researchers say that this new solar storage system will enter commercial use within 10 years.
Although the information about this storage unit is detailed, we do not know the structure of the fluid that holds the energy in it. The researchers claim that with this fluid, they solved the solar energy storage problem. However, humanity needs to make solar panels more useful for now. Unfortunately, with current panel technologies, we can keep between 5 and 30 percent of the energy.