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This tape could boost viability of rising star in solar power industry

Scientists make a new breakthrough that could help speed the commercialization of highly promising perovskite solar cells (PSCs) for use in solar panels. They describe...

New energy storage solution flows like soft-serve ice cream

Batteries made from an electrically conductive mixture the consistency of molasses could help solve a critical piece of the decarbonization puzzle. An interdisciplinary team from...

This super thin solar cell hits new efficiency benchmark

Researchers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their...

Why perovskites could replace silicon in next-generation solar cells

Researchers have visualized, for the first time, why perovskites – materials which could replace silicon in next-generation solar cells - are seemingly so tolerant...

How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars

It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline. But that’s exactly what scientists have done. In a forthcoming study in Nature Chemistry,...

Electric vehicle owners could sell power back to the grid

American homeowners with solar panels can sell the surplus electricity they generate back to their local grids. Should electric vehicle (EV) owners be able to...

New technique could improve conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels

Carbon dioxide (CO2), a product of burning fossil fuels and the most prevalent greenhouse gas, has the potential to be sustainably converted back into...

New anti-aging chemistry could overcome next-gen lithium battery decay

For high-voltage lithium batteries using layered transition metal oxide cathodes, the chemical degradation of the battery's electrolytes results in rapid decay of its capacity. This...

Why the world needs a better LED light bulb

Light bulbs are a big upgrade from fires and candles. Every year homes in informal settlements burn down in Africa because of fires used for...

Electric cars could help strengthen electrical grids, shows study

American homeowners with solar panels can sell the surplus electricity they generate back to their local grids. Should electric vehicle (EV) owners be able...