Power grid upgrades may cause blackouts, warns Braess's paradox
Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down
Physicists demonstrate conditions for laser-driven fusion
Materials scientists make solar energy chip 100 times more efficient
(Phys.org) —Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) have improved an innovative solar-energy device to be about 100 times more efficient than its previous ...
Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity
Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such ...
'Invisible' particles could enhance thermoelectric devices
Thermoelectric devices—which can either generate an electric current from a difference in temperature or use electricity to produce heating or cooling without moving parts—have been explored in the laboratory ...
Thames Water, 2OC will deliver power from London's fatbergs
World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency
German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin announced today that they have achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity ...
India signs on to floating solar energy power plant (w/ video)
$21 Billion Orbiting Solar Array will Beam Electricity to Earth
Producing your own power in post-Fukushima Japan
A remote Toyota plant in northeastern Japan bears few scars from the devastating quake-tsunami more than two years ago that completely shut it down.
Start-up company aims to harness the full potential of producing electricity from waste heat
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.
Engineers use brain cells to power smart grid
(Phys.org) —The unmatched ability of the human brain to process and make sense of large amounts of complex data has caught the attention of engineers working in the field of control systems.