USF Professor perfects solar heat storage listen11/25/13 Jon Butts
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Our very special guest on today’s Sustainable Living program was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University Of South Florida Clean Energy Research Center. Yogi Goswami spent most of his life exploring and inventing ways to harness the sun’s sustainable clean energy. He’s been in the news recently with his latest way to store solar heat energy for use when the sun isn’t shining. Yogi talked about all the different applications of his “smaller salt balls” that can store the sun’s heat energy more efficiently than any other material. He feels this will make solar power collected when the sun’s shining easier to use at night and on cloudy days. Florida’s investor owned utility companies are skeptical, but he feels that when they see it works it will change their thinking to a greener way to generate power for a better world.
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