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Researchers use quantum computing method to optimize molecular photoswitches for solar energy harvesting

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Molecular photoswitches that can both convert and store energy could be used to make solar energy harvesting more efficient. The procedure was based on a dataset of more than 400,000 molecules, which the researchers screened to find the optimum molecular structure for solar energy storage materials.

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EV Batteries Are Perfect For Storing Solar Power

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Time shifting is one of the keys to the solar power revolution. continued] The post EV Batteries Are Perfect For Storing Solar Power appeared first on CleanTechnica. It allows renewable energy created during one part.

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The Home Depot is putting rooftop solar on its stores

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The Home Depot is going to install 13 megawatts of rooftop solar on 25 of its stores. more… The post The Home Depot is putting rooftop solar on its stores appeared first on Electrek.

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Hybrid biomass flow battery stores electricity and produces valuable chemicals at the same time

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Rechargeable batteries store electricity in their electrode materials, while redox flow batteries use chemicals stored in tanks attached to the electrodes. Researchers have now developed a battery system based on a hybrid cell, which not only stores and provides electricity but also produces valuable chemicals in a flow system.

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Lowe’s is putting rooftop solar on 174 of its stores

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Lowe’s announced today that it’s going to put rooftop solar on 174 of its stores and distribution centers in the US, including 20 sites currently in operation. more… The post Lowe’s is putting rooftop solar on 174 of its stores appeared first on Electrek.

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NREL scientists advance solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production

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Hydrogen has emerged as an important carrier to store energy generated by renewable resources, as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications. A conceptual solar thermochemical hydrogen production platform. Illustration by Patrick Davenport, NREL.

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Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden are being used for solar energy storage in a second-life application. Tenants are just starting to move into their new apartments.

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