Daily Archives: August 5, 2008

Many could be living off the grid soon!

From MIT:

In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn’t shine.

Watch the brief video then read the linked article:

It will be interesting to see if this technology can be available in less than the 10 years the article suggests.

Technology like this, if it can be cost effectively delivered, can turn the whole electrical energy conservation movement on its head as well as dramatically reducing residential carbon footprints.