UNB students to test new energy storage device

A New Brunswick company founded by three university students plans to test an energy storage device they invented in Summerside, P.E.I.

Stash Energy, based in Fredericton, was started by three students at UNB who are doing their masters in engineering entrepreneurship.

They've been working to create a device that uses smart grid technology to take cheap, off-peak energy and store it thermally using a unique compound they created.

That stored energy can be used during peak hours when electricity is more expensive.

(with files from the Summerside Journal Pioneer)