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A new way to store solar heat

The layer-by-layer solar thermal fuel polymer film comprises three distinct layers (4 to 5 microns in thickness for each). Cross-linking after each layer enables building up films of tunable thickness. Courtesy of the researchers

Material could harvest sunlight by day, release heat on demand hours or days later. « more »

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A new way to store solar heat (MIT News)

Solid-State Solar Thermal Fuels for Heat Release Applications (Advanced Energy Materials)

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