The Velkess Flywheel: A more flexible energy storage technology
Thames Water, 2OC will deliver power from London's fatbergs
Researchers team up with architects to create bladeless wind electricity generator
New discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere
(Phys.org) —Excess carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change, and researchers the world over are looking ...
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 ...
Scientists develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
Bringing the concept of an "artificial leaf" closer to reality, a team of researchers at MIT has published a detailed analysis of all the factors that could limit the efficiency of such a system. The new analysis lays out ...
Wet computer server could cut internet waste
A revolutionary liquid-cooled computer server that could slash the carbon footprint of the internet is being tested at the University of Leeds.
German student builds electromagnetic harvester to recharge a battery
Energy from new Australian wind farms cheaper than from new coal or gas plants, report shows
A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of ...
America's top young scientist crafts system to purify water (w/ video)
Decal-like application process allows thin, flexible solar panels to be applied to virtually any surface
For all their promise, solar cells have frustrated scientists in one crucial regard – most are rigid. They must be deployed in stiff, often heavy, fixed panels, limiting their applications. So researchers ...