Parent company Google is working on stored renewable energy
Within the so-called X-section of Googles parent company, Alphabet, is working on a method to use renewable energy to save.
That, reports Bloomberg.
It has a team within the department, a design conceived, Malta called, with four cylindrical storage tanks. In two of them is salt, the other two can be found antifreeze.
The storage system converts the incoming energy in the form of electricity into a cold and a warm air flow. The hot air heats the salt and the cold air cools the antifreeze. By this process, to rotate, in turn, could at any time be used to generate electricity.
According to the product manager of Malta, Julian Green, the team has found a way to make this existing method, with much cheaper materials.
Bloomberg reports that Malta is still not an official project is within the X-section of Alphabet, but the team behind the method would be to have permission for a prototype commercial building.
That Malta is being used within Alphabet, does not mean to say that there is also a actual service or product arises from. Different projects of the X-section, ‘moonshots’, are stopped prematurely.