Experts at MIT have created a new type of solid material that can accumulate and store heat energy of sunlight.
According to scientists, a new type of material - can independently "recharged" by sunlight, and the stored energy to activate at the right time. All is that the material changes its chemical composition by exposure to the sun.
In order that the material involved, it is necessary to press and release of heat occur then. Further, the substance will receive initial chemical composition, and will be ready again to accumulate and store heat solar energy.
The new invention can be used in various everyday situations. In particular, by means of this substance can unfreeze the windshield of the car, help a person to keep warm and heat up any items in the house or on the street.
As it turned out, this material is remarkable by the fact that its production process, according to developers, is expected to be relatively inexpensive.