Energy

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team...
New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep

New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new flow battery that stores energy in...
all-solid lithium batteries

Toward all-solid lithium batteries

Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte. But...
Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions

Storing solar power increases energy consumption and emissions

Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to research from...
Alternative solar cells

Alternative solar cells ramp up efficiency and stability

Imperial researchers are designing cheaper and more flexible solar energy materials, set to rival traditional rigid silicon panels. Solar cells are formed of light-absorbing materials...
New design strategy for longer lasting batteries

New design strategy for longer lasting batteries

Computational approach uncovers best materials to coat cathodes of lithium-ion batteries. It’s always exciting to bring home a new smartphone that seems to do anything,...
Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell

Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted...
A step toward renewable diesel

A step toward renewable diesel

MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make...
Nanoscale view of energy storage Electron Microscope

Nanoscale view of energy storage

Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers at Stanford recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. Their success is another step...
President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Barack Obama said trends toward a clean energy economy that have emerged during his two-term presidency "will continue" after he leaves office, according...