Energy solutions and more as close as 'every street corner
- Mar 18, 2021 3:49 pm GMT
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So many of us think of energy source as needing to be massive structures located at remote locations or out to sea, because the areas needed are large and the cost of such large areas can be expensive.
Well, as important to the renewable energy mix as these expansive projects are, we sometimes forget the immediate power sources available as close as under our feet. Those hot asphalt treatments like roads and parking areas can be a rich and cheap source of energy, that can still deliver when the sun sets and the wind is not blowing. In that regard, the technology can also be regarded as a geothermal battery.
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