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.
Intelligent, efficient and sustainable use of water on golf courses
A wireless system capable of optimally irrigating golf courses promises not only better-cared for greens and fairways but substantial savings in water usage as well. In fact, the EU-funded WaterGolf project, ...
New sensor for SERS Raman spectroscopy almost as sensitive as a dog's nose
Using carbon nanotubes, a research team led by Professor Hyung Gyu Park in collaboration with Dr. Tiziana Bond has developed a sensor that greatly amplifies the sensitivity of commonly used but typically ...
ManuCloud: Integrating the solar cell supply chain online
Global demand for renewable energy sources has created a burgeoning manufacturing sector for bespoke light-emitting diodes and solar cells. Europe needs to capitalise on this transition from mass production ...
Jordan to build nuclear research reactor
Jordan's Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the go-ahead for a first nuclear research reactor as the desert kingdom, which lacks any oil, seeks to meet its energy needs.