Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technical University Munich, the largest volume of applications is ...
'Wetting' a battery's appetite for renewable energy storage
Sun, wind and other renewable energy sources could make up a larger portion of the electricity America consumes if better batteries could be built to store the intermittent energy for cloudy, windless days. Now a new material ...
Scientists create new battery that's cheap, clean, rechargeable... and organic
Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components.
In Austria, heat is 'recycled' from the sewer
Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy.
Researchers develop method to process bismuth as catalyst for carbon dioxide reduction
(Phys.org) —A research team led by Joel Rosenthal in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware has achieved yet another a breakthrough toward the renewable production of ...
Indonesian island hopes to spark green power revolution
An Indonesian family of farmers eat cobs of corn outside their hut under the glow of a light bulb, as the women weave and young men play with mobile phones.
Student research leads to method for developing clean hydrogen fuel
(Phys.org) —Recycling waste materials into new products is a common method for sustaining a green environment, but it isn't only limited to reusing old cans, plastics, and paper. In chemistry, scientists ...
Morocco wind farm, Africa's biggest, starts generating power
Africa's largest wind farm, at Tarfaya in southwestern Morocco, has started generating electricity and will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of several hundred thousand people, officials say.
GreenDataNet looking to use retired car batteries to power data centers
Renewable energy won't fix Abu Dhabi's consumption problem, research finds
(Phys.org) —Abu Dhabi's recent expensive renewable energy venture will neither allow the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to forgo construction of conventional energy generation, nor will it provide more than ...
Applying lessons learned from one of the biggest blackouts in history
(Phys.org) —On a warm afternoon in August 2003, in rural Ohio, a high-voltage power line brushed against some untrimmed tree limbs. The action tripped a relay that immediately shut off the power it was ...
New research warns world to prepare for blackout
(Phys.org) —Living without electricity in today's technological world may be difficult to imagine. Yet the reality of living without computers, mobile phones and entertainment systems, and managing a transport ...
'Hybrid' nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions
Many efforts to smooth out the variability of renewable energy sources—such as wind and solar power—have focused on batteries, which could fill gaps lasting hours or days.
Experts say nuclear power needed to slow warming
Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power ...