Lapp included in Interesting Engineering list of expert perspectives on solar technology
Interesting Engineering included Justin Lapp, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, in a list of perspectives from experts on improvements that can be made to solar technology. Solar power is becoming a more effective solution for renewable energy, but needs improvement before entire countries can rely on it over fossil fuels, the article states. “Solar reactors in the past have had the problem of what you do at night when you don’t have sun, or even when clouds go by,” said Lapp. He focused on the issue of sun energy availability, working on CONTISOL, a dual reactor that can store energy and allow for chemical processing when sunlight disappears and is temporarily unavailable for harnessing, without losing any power in the process, according to Interesting Engineering.