New ‘Power Disk’ Offers Hope Of Realistic And Affordable Solar Energy

August 2, 2009

Utah (ChattahBox) – A Utah-based company has found a new way to store solar energy, in a small ceramic disk can store more power for less.

Researchers at Ceramatec have created the small, ceramic disk, which can hold up to 20-kilowatt hours, which is enough to power an entire house for a large portion of the day.

The disk has not yet been manufactured for residential use, but the creators have spoken optimistically about the possibility.

If successful, the disks could be the perfect tool for storing and using solar power, and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

To see a picture of the disk, click here.


Comments

3 Responses to “New ‘Power Disk’ Offers Hope Of Realistic And Affordable Solar Energy”

  1. Old Man Dotes on August 2nd, 2009 6:37 pm

    It’s a sodium-sulfur battery, has to be at the temperature of boiling water to operate, and is expected to cost $2000 and be much larger than the one in the picture.

    Might be useful but frankly, it looks like Ceramtec is just making a press release that capitalizes on the hope of alternative energy sources without actually being much a breakthrough.

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