Solar power generation around the clock
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 ...
Technology uses auto exhaust heat to create electricity, boost mileage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine's exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car's fuel consumption.
Thermoelectrics generating electricity from waste heat is a step closer
Shining a light on the elusive 'blackbody' of energy research
A designer metamaterial has shown it can engineer emitted "blackbody" radiation with an efficiency beyond the natural limits imposed by the material's temperature, a team of researchers led by Boston College ...
Molten salts for efficient solar thermal plants
Researchers from Siemens intend to substantially boost the efficiency of solar thermal power plants and thus reduce the costs of this climate-neutral method of power generation. They intend to use mixtures ...
Energy harvesters transform waste into electricity
Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Thermoelectrics for waste-heat recovery: Introducing E1
Container ships become more energy-efficient
Technology and Software from Siemens are making the world's largest container ships more energy-efficient. The Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo is building 20 container ships for the Danish shipping company ...
Energy-recycling computer technology from UM goes global through AMD
An energy-recycling computer circuit born at the University of Michigan will enable a new generation of power efficient laptop PCs and servers.
Researchers find a way to convert waste heat to electricity at nano-scale
Energy-autonomous sensors for aircraft
Aircraft maintenance will be easier in future, with sensors monitoring the aircraft skin. If they discover any dents or cracks they will send a radio message to a monitoring unit. The energy needed for this ...
Thermoelectric devices turn waste heat into electricity for vehicles and other machines
It's estimated that more than half of U.S. energy—from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance—is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that's beginning to change, ...
Naturally occurring mineral for thermoelectric power generation
Researchers with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have confirmed that a naturally occurring mineral, tetrahedrite, which mainly consists of non-toxic and earth-abundant ...