‘Major discovery’ storing solar energy
Recently an MIT professor, Daniel Nocera announced a major breakthrough that promises to make the way passable to revolutionize the adaptation of storing solar and wind harnessed energy. The current problem has been that when the sun goes down, or the wind stops blowing, the energy stops. Battery systems are expensive, and only live so long before they need replacing. This new discovery uses non-toxic natural materials to split oxygen and hydrogen from water, at room temperature. These can be stored and recombined in a fuel cell later whenever electricity is needed.
You can hear Daniel Norera discuss this at … MIT TechTV
You can read an article about this work at MIT news.