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Why can't you store light energy?

Question

flourescent strip lightYou can store various forms of energy - electrical, chemical etc. So why can't you store light?
Nicholas, Finchley Road

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Anwar, Neasden
Qualification: Qualification: Light-headed
Answer: Light is made up of particles called photons and when these come into contact with an atom, it transfers its energy to that atom. So it is impossible to store that energy.

Name: Nick, London
Qualification: Not enough
Answer: Light is the only energy you can see, which you see in the form of colour. But you can't store it.
(James O'Brien: We know that, but the question was why can't you store light?)

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