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August 3, 2020

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New Technology Makes Homes More Energy Independent, Helps Divert Power During Power Outages

Researchers have designed a smart technology that can help utility companies better serve communities affected by power outages. The researchers said ...

Scientists Boost Stability and Efficiency of Next-Gen Solar Tech

Researchers have created next-generation solar modules with high efficiency and good stability. Made using a type of material called perovskites, these solar modules can maintain a high performance ...

Renewable Energy Transition Makes Dollars and Sense

Ne research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global ...

Customizable Smart Window Technology Could Improve Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Scientists combined solar cell technology with a novel optimization approach to develop a smart window prototype that maximizes design across a wide ...
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Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar photovoltaic (PV) ...

Microscopic Structures Could Improve Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells based on perovskite compounds could soon make electricity generation from sunlight even more efficient and cheaper. The laboratory efficiency of these perovskite solar cells already ...

Crystal Structure Discovered Almost 200 Years Ago Could Hold Key to Solar Cell Revolution

Solar energy researchers are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ...

New Solar Forecasting Model Performs Best

A new mathematical model for predicting variations in solar irradiance has been developed. It may help to promote more efficient use of electricity from solar energy. In tests of various data models, ...

When sunlight shining on a leaf changes rapidly, plants must protect themselves from the ensuing sudden surges of solar energy. To cope with these changes, photosynthetic organisms have developed ...

How a Historic Drought Led to Higher Power Costs and Emissions

Researchers studied the impact of a historic drought in California on economic and environmental impacts for electric power ...

Spacecrafts Get a Boost in 'Aerogravity Assisted' Interactions

Researchers map the energy variations of the spacecraft orbits due to 'Aerogravity Assisted' ...

Double-Sided Solar Panels That Follow the Sun Prove Most Cost Effective

Solar power systems with double-sided (bifacial) solar panels -- which collect sunlight from two sides instead of one -- and single-axis tracking technology that tilts the panels so they can follow ...

Precision Spray Coating Could Enable Solar Cells With Better Performance and Stability

Although perovskites are a promising alternative to the silicon used to make most of today's solar cells, new manufacturing processes are needed to make them practical for commercial production. ...

Solar Hydrogen Production: Splitting Water With UV Is Now at Almost 100% Quantum Efficiency

Scientists have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen using light and meticulously designed catalysts, and they did so at the maximum efficiency meaning there was almost no loss and ...

Smart Windows That Self-Illuminate on Rainy Days

A research team develops self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors. Applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care and safety ...

Next-Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

A cost-effective method to stabilise perovskite solar cells could soon see them become commercially ...

Novel Device Harnesses Shadows to Generate Electricity

Researchers have created a device called a 'shadow-effect energy generator' that makes use of the contrast in illumination between lit and shadowed areas to generate electricity. This novel ...

3D-Printed System Speeds Up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

Tests on new designs for next-gen solar cells can now be done in minutes instead of days thanks to a new ...

Efficient, 'Green' Quantum-Dot Solar Cells Exploit Defects

Novel quantum dot solar cells match the efficiency of existing quantum-dot based devices, but without lead or other toxic elements that most solar cells of this type rely ...

Fast-Charging Super-Capacitor Technology

Experts believe their dream of clean energy storage is a step closer after they unveiled their ground-breaking super-capacitor technology that is able to store and deliver electricity at high power ...

On the Road to Non-Toxic and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells

The promising halide perovskite materials for solar energy conversion show high efficiencies, but this comes at a cost: The best perovskite materials incorporate toxic lead which poses a hazard to ...

Saving Energy and Lives: How a Solar Chimney Can Boost Fire Safety

Built as part of the sustainable features of a new Australian building, the specially-designed solar chimney radically boosts safe evacuation time in a fire - from 2 minutes to over 14 ...

Engineers Demonstrate Next-Generation Solar Cells Can Take the Heat, Maintain Efficiency

Engineers have developed a next-generation solar cell that takes advantage of the promising elctro-optical properties of perovskite materials. They've made the materials much more stable at high ...

Solar and Wind Energy Sites Mapped Globally for the First Time

Researchers have mapped the global locations of major renewable energy sites, providing a valuable resource to help assess their potential environmental ...

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