Germany sets record for peak energy use – 50 percent comes from solar (Update)
Negev desert solar field uses water-free robotic cleaning system
Japanese firm proposes LUNA RING to send solar energy from moon to Earth
Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down
Ivanpah solar plant in California starts energy feed to grid
New coating turns ordinary glass into super glass
A new transparent, bioinspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning and incredibly slippery, a team from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard ...
Study shows wind and solar plant benefits vary by location
Researchers report first fully integrated artificial photosynthesis nanosystem
(Phys.org) —In the wake of the sobering news that atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years, an important advance in the race to develop carbon-neutral renewable ...
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 ...
IAA says 'Yes We Can' to power plants in orbit
Lessons to be learned from nature in photosynthesis
Photosynthesis is one of nature's finest miracles. Through the photosynthetic process, green plants absorb sunlight in their leaves and convert the photonic energy into chemical energy that is stored as sugars ...
Turning plants into power houses
(PhysOrg.com) -- "I have a slide that has a photo of a cornfield and a big photovoltaic array," says Robert Blankenship, a scientist who studies photosynthesis at Washington University in St. Louis. "When ...