January 8, 2016

...AND CHEAPER...:

Will a new solar-powered polymer help keep us warm? (Ben Thompson, JANUARY 8, 2016, CS Monitor)

While recent advances in solar technology have made the process of harvesting the sun's energy less costly and more widespread than ever, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a new way to farm and store solar heat, according to a university news release.

MIT professor Jeffrey Grossman, postdoctoral researcher David Zhitomirsky, and graduate student Eugene Cho say they have created a new type of polymer film that can soak up energy from the sun during the day and store it for a later release of heat.

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