Collaboration on improved energy storage
Absolicon has written a letter of intent with Prof. Dr. Kasper Moth-Poulsen from Chalmers University of Technology, who is developing a new molecule that can store solar energy. The project is offered to use Absolicon’s solar collector T160 to charge the molecule with energy.
The researchers at Chalmers have succeeded in designing a molecule that has the ability to store heat for up to 18 years.
“We can now save energy for up to 18 years and when we want to use it we get a heat increase that is higher than we dared to hope,” says Kasper Moth-Poulsen on Chalmers website.
Absolicon will contribute with its industry expertise and will offer the research team Absolicon’s solar collector T160, which can be modified to charge the molecule with energy.
“This is an exciting project to be a part of and we believe that our solar collector T160 can contribute to the development of sustainable ways of storing heat and, by extension, strengthen the competitiveness of renewable energy alternatives,” says Joakim Byström, CEO of Absolicon.
Absolicon Solar Collector has developed the T160 solar collector, which is the first concentrating solar collector to achieve the record high optical efficiency of 76% and is certified according to the European standard Solar Keymark.
“Absolicon is based on more than twenty years of research on solar energy. Now we have succeeded in creating a solar collector that utilizes solar energy better than anyone else in the world. Sustainable solutions for storing energy feels like the natural next step to make solar energy the obvious choice for industries and buildings, says Joakim Byström.