Have MIT Researchers Cracked Renewable Energy Bottleneck?


Amidst soaring oil prices, renewable energy advocates have two eyes of the needle to pass through. The first is that their kilowatt hour of electricity production is currently higher than energy generated from more traditional fossil fuel sources, such as coal and hydrocarbons. The second is a technological bottleneck – how to store the energy generated by wind and solar power, which depend on natural processes that are best inconsistent. The wind doesn’t blow 24/7 and the sun goes down. Accordingly, storage issues of electricity generated…

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