Echogen Power Systems, a clean energy technology company based in Akron, OH, has been awarded a $1 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Echogen will partner with Southern Research (Birmingham, AL) to design and test a novel solar energy storage and power system. The team will investigate an energy storage system that uses a chemical process to store solar thermal energy collected during daylight hours. Echogen’s novel power technology will then convert the stored energy into electricity at all hours, even when sunlight is not available.
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