Can solar energy be stored?

Or do you have to use the power when it’s there...? 

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    sure. migt be possible. in crystal. puree crystal appears to be the best right now. Its in structure.

    3M has what they call "light gathering film" that semi stores a little.

    But MIGHT is all it is now.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Electricity generated by any form of power can be stored, as your mobile phone shows when you charge its battery (Thanks for reminding me to charge my phone tonight). But storing large amounts of electricity is expensive and bulky.

  • 2 months ago

    Pretty much every year I spend a week vacationing in an off-grid cabin powered entirely by stored solar electricity.  

    It works fine.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It can be stored, the question is whether it's worth it.  It depends on the system set up.  Here's a quick overview:  

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  • Dirac
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Sure, it can be stored in all sorts of ways.  Think about it, coal is solar energy that has been stored for millions of years.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure it charges batteries that can be used when the sun isn't shining or at night.

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