First algae powered building goes up in Hamburg
Nanostructures triple organic solar cells efficiency
Princeton researchers have found a simple and economic way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of ...
Ionic liquid catalyst helps turn emissions into fuel
An Illinois research team has succeeded in overcoming one major obstacle to a promising technology that simultaneously reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide and produces fuel.
Energy tower for producing electricity set for Arizona
European space company wants solar power plant in space
German bank reports solar power cost in India and Italy has reached grid parity
First ever hybrid solar-coal power plant operating
Solar tech could enable world's first underground park
Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.
Report firms up land-use requirements of solar: 1,000 homes would require 32 acres
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report on the land use requirements of solar power plants based on actual land-use practices from existing solar facilities.
Measurement technique offers a way of improving optical lens making (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Rochester have applied a sophisticated imaging technique to obtain the first 3D, high-resolution pictures of a recently developed type of optical lenses. They say that using ...
New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances
(Phys.org) -- Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar ...
Butterfly wings' 'art of blackness' could boost production of green fuels
Butterfly wings may rank among the most delicate structures in nature, but they have given researchers powerful inspiration for new technology that doubles production of hydrogen gas a green fuel of the future ...
Researchers unveil innovative solar cooling project
Using solar thermal energy to power an air conditioning unit can be difficult and expensive. But a team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, have added a game-changing advance to the process ...
Parabolic mirrors concentrate sunlight to power lasers
Legend tells of Greek engineer and inventor Archimedes using parabolic mirrors to create "heat rays" to burn the ships attacking Syracuse. Though the underpinnings of that claim are speculative at best, a modern-day team ...