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Who benefits from the solar energy revolution?

Not everyone is benefiting equally from the availability of new solar energy technologies, a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and Tufts University...

Novel materials convert visible light into infrared energy

Billions of molecular lightbulbs, powered by invisible infrared photons, generate visible light. Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard, have succeeded in developing...
Hydrogen mobility from renewable energy – it is possible

Hydrogen mobility from renewable energy – it is possible!

A reliable energy transition requires the implication of a range of scientific domains: physical, human, social, economic, as well as earth and life sciences,...

New way to double the efficiency of organic electronics

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells...

Next generation photonic memory devices are ‘light-written’, ultrafast and energy efficient

Light is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data...

Cartilage-like material could make new batteries extra tough

A new “structural battery” prototype incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly durable and easy to shape, researchers report. The idea behind structural...

Chemists solve persistent energy problem after four decades

After almost four decades, Leiden and Eindhoven chemists have resolved the discussion about the correct model regarding the simplest chemical reaction in heterogeneous catalysis,...

A new way to measure solar panel degradation

Despite many benefits and relative popularity as a renewable energy source, eventually, the sun does set on even the best solar panels. Over time, solar...

Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’

Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered. That new insight has led to a...

Scientists develop new catalysts for better fuel cells

Researchers at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) have developed nano-catalysts that can reduce the overall cost of clean energy fuel cells,...