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According to a news release from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researchers have developed a system that converts the sun’s energy into hydrogen fuel during the day and keeps it for use at night.
“So called ‘solar fuels’ like hydrogen offer a solution to how to store energy for nighttime use by taking a cue from natural photosynthesis,” said Tom Meyer, Arey Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, in a statement. “Our new findings may provide a last major piece of a puzzle for a new way to store the sun’s energy – it could be a tipping point for a solar energy future.”
According to the researchers, the sun generates enough energy in one hour to power every vehicle, factory and device on Earth for an entire year. Although solar panels can harness the energy to produce electricity during the day, they lose the ability to power our devices when the sun goes down at night.
The new system is a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell, or DSPEC, and it produces hydrogen fuel by utilizing the sun’s energy to split water into its component parts
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My first immediate thought was, "Off the grid, off the grid!!!"
The new system is a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell, or DSPEC, and it produces hydrogen fuel by utilizing the sun’s energy to split water into its component parts.
They'll have problems with storage of the H.
Very dangerous and most every container leaks H to a degree...they'll have to use powdered Hydrides somewhere along the line, or a lot of houses and factories will probably be going boom.
And the big oil companies will buy this patent and hide it.