A new type of home energy that can be made from a variety of materials including recycled glass, plastic, and even wood, is now available in the U.S. According to a recent study published in the journal Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, it can be used for both residential and commercial applications.
The study, titled “Pugets Sound Energy: A New Type of Home Energy?” describes the new type as a new “energy system” that can take advantage of the “new energy landscape,” according to the study.
“The technology can be applied to a wide range of systems, from small energy storage to residential rooftop solar panels, with the ultimate goal of providing clean energy for the entire energy system,” the study stated.
“Our new system can be built with recycled glass and plastic materials, but it can also be built from materials like reclaimed wood, reclaimed plastic, reclaimed steel, reclaimed aluminum, or reclaimed metal.
The system is also designed to be inexpensive and simple to build, making it a great choice for residential and small commercial installations.”
The study also stated that the system can use materials such as recycled plastic, glass, glass shavings, and reclaimed wood for insulation.
It is also said that the energy system can operate with a variety, of types of energy, including electricity, water, heat, steam, natural gas, and wind.
According the study, the system is based on the idea that “new materials can offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional energy sources.”
The new energy system is made from recycled glass or plastic materials that can also hold up to 1,000 kilowatts of energy and can be powered by natural gas or renewable energy.
According To the study the new energy is created by adding natural gas to glass to create “vaporized” glass, which is then heated and cooled in a molten state, and then compressed into a glass sphere.
In the same process, the glass sphere is also heated to a temperature that is above a critical temperature that causes the glass to melt, releasing the energy.
The energy is then captured by an electronic device that converts the energy into electricity, which can then be stored in the system.
“This new technology could be used in new and innovative ways in homes, businesses, and transportation as well as in homes for use as a storage system,” said study author David G. Johnson, PhD, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego.
“With this new technology, homeowners could reduce energy usage by up to 80 percent compared to conventional methods.
The benefits of the energy are even greater because it is captured in a glass-like state that could then be transported to a power source.”
A similar system was created by the National Renewable Materials Laboratory, the study added.
The new system uses a variety types of materials, including recycled plastic and glass shaves a significant amount of energy compared to traditional glass.
“New materials are becoming available that offer an array of advantages over traditional materials, which often use a combination of recycled plastic materials and glass as a processing method,” said Johnson.
“However, the materials that have been proven to be suitable for this purpose are very expensive and difficult to manufacture.”
Johnson noted that the technology used for this new type can also use recycled metal.
“There are other materials that could also be used as a component of this system, but we need more data to assess whether they are cost effective,” he said.
The research, which was conducted by the University at Buffalo, is the first to study the use of materials that are currently “green,” meaning they are renewable.
It also includes the first study to look at the use and cost of materials with carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur content that are renewable, Johnson said.
“We are excited to be able to provide this new system to homes and businesses in the future,” he added.
“It is a great example of how our research team is trying to find innovative ways to improve the efficiency of home and commercial energy systems, and ultimately help people and the planet.”