New Discovery Could Be Key to Unlimited Cheap Energy
November 11, 2008
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a new way of storing energy from sunlight. The breakthrough could potentially lead to ‘unlimited’ solar power.
The process, which is loosely based on plant photosynthesis, uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases. When needed, the gases can then be re-combined in a fuel cell, creating carbon-free electricity whether the sun is shining or not.
The process uses natural materials, is inexpensive to conduct and is easy to set up.