This post deals with a new technology from Sweden. After the great summer in Europe with its hot days it is now cold again and the heat from the various heating device is needed again emitting CO2 - emissions. It would be nice if you could transport the heat from the summer to winter times.
A new technology discovered in Sweden can make it possible.
The technology consists of this special solar liquid. This liquid, when heated by the sunlight, transforms from molecule to a isomer. The liquid is made out of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen. This isomer is loaded with energy and can be stored for later use.
Additionally to this liquid the system is equipped with a catalyst. When the isomer runs through this catalyst a further reaction of it is to warm up by 63°C - so when it is stored at 20°C the liquid will warm up to 83°C.
After that catalyst the liquid can now be used as this special solar liquid again and it can be used to store energy again. So far it looks promising as the researchers could not put any evidence forward that the storing capacity of this liquid reduces with the times of this cycle. The following picture illustrates the process:
The scienties wants to make it even more efficient, so that the increase at the catalyst is up to 110°C.
Everywhere this system could be used, e.g. for heating up tap water or heating up the house. As mentioned at the beginning of this post, with this technique it would be possible to heat up the house and the tap water with the summer heat.
Scientist believe that this system can come to the market within the next 10 years. Maybe than we can use this to reduce the carbon emissions.