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Store That Solar Energy

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04/15/2014 3:51 PM

Where does this fall in the energy density graph?

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04/15/2014 4:20 PM

In this case they should use fresnel lenses....still no idea of relative energy density...but very cool tech....

http://www.solarcooker-at-cantinawest.com/fresnel-lens-solar-grill.html

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04/15/2014 4:23 PM

what? no helio?

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04/15/2014 9:50 PM

A turntable, elevation control rod, and driver could fix that.

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04/15/2014 9:58 PM

Hey, a marshmallow explosion machine!

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04/15/2014 11:34 PM

Solar energy could be stored in the form of heat in rocks,water etc and as electricity in batteries and capacitors.

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04/16/2014 9:46 AM

Yes, but with the caveat that the older form of thermal storage has a limited amount of time the storage is available before it dissipates due to non-zero thermal coupling with the environment. Although I also suspect this could be extended to really long useable time if aerogel insulations were utilized somehow.

This new molecular thermal storage is due to a change in steric configuration of the molecules, along with a substrate that "traps" one configuration over the other. The heat can only be released by providing a trigger energy source to induce reversion to the lower energy configuration.

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