Masdar Institute tests new tech that uses sand to store solar heat
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When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When it hands you an abundance of dry, grainy sand, it’s a good idea to make the most of that as well. That’s exactly what a research group in Abu Dhabi is trying to do, with a project that uses sand collected right there in the United Arab Emirates to store solar energy and increase the efficiency of solar power plants. The new technology, created by scientists at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, is called Sandstock and, after several...