In an effort to end our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil, scientists toil relentlessly to develop efficient ways to utilize clean energy sources. The ability to harness the power of the sun in a practical manner has continually evaded these scientists – but that may soon be a thing of the past.

According to PR Web, a small, Odessa, Florida-based company has patented a new type of energy storage device, dubbed the "Nanoparticle Ultracapacitator." Dr. Kent Moors, Global Energy Strategist for Money Morning, notes that the Nanoparticle Ultracapacitator is not only lighter and more efficient than a lithium battery, but it also holds three times the energy.

This is particularly noteworthy since the main obstacle to efficient use of solar power is the inability to store it once it has been collected. Traditional lithium batteries are inefficient, collecting only a portion of the solar energy that is collected. They also leak power once it’s absorbed. The future of the solar power industry therefore hinges on our ability to develop a battery that can store it efficiently, which Dr. Moors affectionately calls the "Holy Grail." The Nanoparticle Ultracapacitator will allow for the storage of large amounts of solar power for long periods of time. If it lives up to the hype, the Nanoparticle Ultracapacitator should revolutionize the solar power industry.

The Nanoparticle Ultracapacitator may also be used in place of batteries in computers, cell phones, and other electronics.