Sand used to store solar heat

Researchers from Masdar Institute have successfully demonstrated that desert sand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could be utilised as an alternative to molten salts for concentrated solar power (CSP) thermal energy storage.  Using the sand, rather than importing the salts will be cheaper and more sustainable.

Energy Matters: 30 Dec 2015
http://www.energymatters.com.au/renewable-news/sand-batteries-solar-em5272/?utm_source=NewsletterMailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EM160107C

Key Words: Climate Change, technology
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