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Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost
21 Mar 2018 at 11:10am
A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity.
Obtaining energy from marine currents
20 Mar 2018 at 7:24am
Researchers have developed procedures and designs to obtain energy from marine currents in areas of great depths optimizing the costs.
Detection, deterrent system will help eagles, wind turbines coexist better
19 Mar 2018 at 11:45am
Researchers have taken a key step toward helping wildlife coexist more safely with wind power generation by demonstrating the success of an impact detection system that uses vibration sensors mounted to turbine blades.
Manure could heat your home
8 Mar 2018 at 5:55am
Farm manure could be a viable source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
With a TENG, solar cells could work come rain or shine
7 Mar 2018 at 8:27am
Despite the numerous advances in solar cells, one thing remains constant: cloudy, rainy conditions put a damper on the amount of electricity created. Now researchers have developed hybrid solar cells that can generate power from raindrops.
Running on renewables: How sure can we be about the future?
6 Mar 2018 at 8:57am
A variety of models predict the role renewables will play in 2050, but some may be over-optimistic, and should be used with caution, say researchers.
Models show how to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C
5 Mar 2018 at 8:15am
There are several ways to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100, and new research shows under what conditions this could happen.
New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima
28 Feb 2018 at 6:22am
Uranium and other radioactive materials, such as caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study f...
27 Feb 2018 at 8:16am
The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists.
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming
26 Feb 2018 at 3:15pm
Research finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.
Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions r...
16 Feb 2018 at 8:05am
Researchers have calculated that the US can meet -- or even beat -- the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United Nations Paris Agreement, despite the Trump Administration's withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
System draws power from daily temperature swings
15 Feb 2018 at 9:48am
A new device can draw power out of the daily cycle of temperature swings to power remote sensors or communications systems.
More than a well-balanced breakfast: Scientists use egg whites for clean ener...
14 Feb 2018 at 8:10am
Eggs may soon fuel more than people in the morning. Researchers in Japan have developed a way to potentially use egg whites as a substrate to produce a carbon-free fuel.
Cost-reduction roadmap outlines two pathways to meet DOE residential solar co...
13 Feb 2018 at 9:04am
Leveraging cost-reduction opportunities in the roof replacement or new construction markets for residential photovoltaic installations could help the United States meet the US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office residential solar photovoltaic cost target by 2030.
New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability
12 Feb 2018 at 11:41am
By combining a high-activity cathode with a new composition of matter, fuel cell operates at 500-degrees Celsius -- a commercialization sweet spot.