The sun provides us with a ton of energy and researchers may have finally figured out how to store it using big drills, simple chemical reactions, and salt.
Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined
“According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in 2016, while fossil fuels combined accounted for just 22 percent. It’s a welcome statistic for those seeking to refute Donald Trump’s assertion that green energy projects are bad news for the American economy.”
Giant solar farm uses molten salt to keep power coming
“This is Solana, the largest solar plant of its kind in the world, directly coupled to the biggest non-hydroelectric energy-storage system in the US. Opened in October 2013, it’s a zero-carbon power plant that could underpin the energy grid of the future.”
A Review on Borehole Seasonal Solar Thermal Energy Storage
“Because of the intermittency and unreliability of solar radiation, a seasonal thermal energy storage system is needed to maximize the potential utilization of solar energy. Borehole seasonal solar thermal energy storage is one of the most common energy storage methods and some applications have been conducted.”
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