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Turning streetwear into solar power plants
22 Oct 2020 at 9:31am
Researchers have developed a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities for producing energy directly where it is needed, i.e. in the use of everyday electronics.
Colorful perovskites: Thermochromic window technologies
20 Oct 2020 at 10:14am
Scientists report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity.
A renewable solution to keep cool in a warming world
19 Oct 2020 at 7:34am
Month-after-month, year-after-year, the world continues to experience record high temperatures. In response to this and exacerbated by a growing global population, it is expected that air-conditioning demand will continue to rise. A new study explored the pros and cons of seawater air-conditioning as an alternative cooling solution.
Perovskite tandem solar cells
16 Oct 2020 at 7:09am
Scientists have revealed the significant improvements they are making in perovskite-based solar cells.
Fraction of money earmarked for COVID-19 recovery could boost climate efforts
15 Oct 2020 at 2:31pm
Global stimulus plans for economic recovery after the pandemic could easily cover climate-friendly policies, suggests a new study.
Artificial cyanobacterial biofilm can sustain green ethylene production for o...
15 Oct 2020 at 7:18am
Ethylene is one of the most important and widely used organic chemicals. A research group has designed a thin-layer artificial biofilm with embedded cyanobacterial cell factories which were specifically engineered for photosynthetic production of 'green' ethylene. The fabricated biofilms have sustained ethylene production for up to 40 days.
Mathematical tools predict if wave-energy devices stay afloat in the ocean
13 Oct 2020 at 12:08pm
Ocean waves represent an abundant source of renewable energy. But to best use this natural resource, wave-energy converters need to be capable of physically handling ocean waves of different strengths without capsizing.
New solar panel design could lead to wider use of renewable energy
8 Oct 2020 at 9:13am
Researchers say the breakthrough could lead to the production of thinner, lighter and more flexible solar panels that could be used to power more homes and be used in a wider range of products.
Climate change could mean fewer sunny days for hot regions banking on solar p...
7 Oct 2020 at 9:30am
Changes to regional climates brought on by global warming could make it so that areas such as the American Southwest that are currently considered ideal for solar power would be less viable in the future, a new study suggests. Higher surface temperatures will lead to more moisture, aerosols and particulates in the atmosphere, which may result in less solar radiation and more cloudy days. The study is the first to assess the day-to-day reliability of solar energy under climate change.
Team extracts more energy from sunlight with advanced solar panels
6 Oct 2020 at 8:42am
Researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke more energy out of sunlight. A new study shows that by using a precisely controlled fabrication process, researchers can produce multilayered solar panels with the potential to be 1.5 times more efficient than traditional silicon panels.
Two's a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don't mix
5 Oct 2020 at 8:21am
If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power, the findings of a major new energy study concludes.
Chemical innovation stabilizes best-performing perovskite formulation
1 Oct 2020 at 12:59pm
Researchers have successfully overcome a limiting problem with stabilizing the best-performing formulation of metal-halide perovskite films, a key player in a range of applications, including solar cells.
Decent living for all does not have to cost the Earth
1 Oct 2020 at 8:35am
A new study reveals that decent living standards could be provided to the entire global population of 10 billion that is expected to be reached by 2050, for less than 40% of today's global energy. This is roughly 25% of that forecast by the International Energy Agency if current trends continue. This level of global energy consumption is roughly the same as that during the 1960s, when the population was only three billion.
Ecological power storage battery made of vanillin
1 Oct 2020 at 6:01am
Researchers have found a way to convert the aromatic substance vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries. The technology is an important step towards ecologically sustainable energy storage.
Generating renewable hydrogen fuel from the sea
29 Sep 2020 at 2:34pm
The power of the sun, wind and sea may soon combine to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel, according to researchers. The team integrated water purification technology into a new proof-of-concept design for a sea water electrolyzer, which uses an electric current to split apart the hydrogen and oxygen in water molecules.