The hottest new climate technology is bricks

April 10, 2023 – Heat batteries made of bricks could help cut emissions by providing new routes to use solar and wind power. That’s what MIT Technology Review says in an article that appeared on April 10. A growing number of companies are working to deploy systems that can capture heat generated by clean electricity and store it for later in stacks of bricks. Many of these systems use simple designs and commercially available materials, and they could be built quickly, anywhere they’re needed. One demonstration in California started up earlier this year, and other test systems are following close behind. They’re still in early stages, but heat storage systems have the potential to help wean industries off fossil fuels.

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