Organic mega flow battery promises breakthrough for renewable energy
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such ...
New energy harvesting technology set to reduce number of open-heart surgeries
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new technology that could dramatically reduce the number of open-heart surgeries for people with pacemakers.
Electricity generated from gravity
Mexican entrepreneurs developed a system capable of using the vehicular flow to generate electric energy. This development has the potentiality to produce sufficient electricity to power up a household through ...
Ambri liquid metal battery: Prototype deployment set for 2014
Developing a cheaper, alternative solar cell for Europe
With climate change threatening and worldwide CO2 emission levels higher than ever, the need for renewable energy technologies is now critical. But for widespread market acceptance, these new technologies ...
New atomic layer-by-layer InGaN technology offers breakthrough for solar cell efficiency
Did you know that crystals form the basis for the penetrating icy blue glare of car headlights and could be fundamental to the future in solar energy technology?
Research investments, growing markets prompt rise in energy patents, study finds
Innovation in energy technology is booming, according to a new paper in PLOS One that examines what factors set the pace for energy innovation.
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 ...
Electricity storage how-to guide available
(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories has released an updated handbook on energy storage, an internationally known resource for utilities, regulators and others interested in electricity storage and power generation.
Non-precious metal catalysts outperforming Pt-based one
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), and Brookhaven National Laboratory, have discovered a new family of non-precious metal ...
US to limit emissions at new power plants
The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants in a bid to implement President Barack Obama's plan to fight climate change.
US state, Chinese officials announce climate deal
(AP)—California Gov. Jerry Brown and China's top climate negotiator on Friday signed the first agreement between a U.S. state and China that seeks greater cooperation on clean energy technologies and research meant to reduce ...
First uses of new solar energy technology: Killing germs on medical, dental instruments
A revolutionary new solar energy technology that turns water into steam without boiling the entire container of water has become the basis for new devices to sanitize medical and dental instruments and human waste in developing ...
Researchers produce nanostructures with potential to advance energy devices
New types of nanostructures have shown promise for applications in electrochemically powered energy devices and systems, including advanced battery technologies.