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Significant breakthrough in solar power – scientists can store sun’s energy during day for use at night [Registered]

Solar energy has long been used as a clean alternative to fossil fuels, but it could only be harnessed during the day when the sun’s rays were strongest. Now researchers led by Tom Meyer at the Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have built a system that converts the sun’s energy not into electricity but hydrogen fuel and stores it for later use, making it possible to power our devices long after the sun goes down. So called ‘solar fuels’ like hydrogen offer a solution to how to store energy for nighttime use…

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