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The Next High-Tech Battery Might Be Made From Wood

Adele Peters

One of the big challenges for solar power is finding cheap ways to store it. One answer might come from a low-tech-sounding source: wood. Scientists at the University of Maryland found that by coating micro-wood fibers with tin, they could make a low-cost, long-lasting, environmentally-friendly battery capable of storing the huge amounts of energy generated at wind farms or large solar arrays.

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