Information batteries: storing energy in the form of information

Researchers are using excess energy to perform large-scale computations using information batteries

These information batteries store energy in the form of information, instead of gravitational or chemical forms, like lithium-ion batteries. When excess renewable energy is available, the information battery system uses this extra power to perform programmed energy-intensive computations. The results of these computations are then stored and used only when needed.

This technology is a practical way to use excess energy. It can benefit data centers and other organizations, requiring complex and large-scale computations. The researchers also pointed out the technology’s potential to be a cost-effective means to handle the growing irregular supply of renewable energy.  

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