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Storing the energy from the sun for decades

Scientists in Sweden say they’ve created a molecule that can capture the energy from the sun and store it for decades. This long-term stored solar power can then be released to heat a wide range of things like houses and cars. The researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg say this is a huge step towards being able to harness renewable and clean forms of energy. Professor Kasper Moth Poulsen is the lead researcher and he's been speaking to Newsday’s Parisa Qurban.

(Picture: Kasper Moth-Poulsen holding a small sample of the molecule. Credit: Oscar Mattsson/Chalmers University of Technology)

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