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New emissions-free energy system could save heat from the summer sun for winter

A research group from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has made great, rapid strides towards the development of a specially designed molecule which can...

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett “Doc” Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine. But while a...

Engineer develops new ways to improve windfarm productivity

You’ve probably seen them, perhaps on long road trips: wind turbines with enormous, hypnotic rolling blades, harnessing the clean power of wind for conversion...
Soft materials could replace silicon to cut solar cell costs

Soft materials could replace silicon to cut solar cell costs

The way a certain class of photovoltaic materials y converts sunlight into electricity could position them to replace traditional silicon solar cells, researchers say. The...

New materials are powering the battery revolution

There are more mobile phones in the world than there are people. Nearly all of them are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which are the...

Scientists boost the efficiency of silicon solar cells

The efficiency of a solar cell is one of its most important parameters. It indicates what percentage of the solar energy radiated into the cell...

Artificial enzymes could convert solar energy into hydrogen gas

In a new scientific article, researchers at Uppsala University describe how, using a completely new method, they have synthesized an artificial enzyme that functions...

New electric car charger is more efficient, 10 times smaller than current tech

Researchers at North Carolina State University have built an electric vehicle fast charger that is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and...

Large-scale wind power causes more climatic impact than previously thought

Wind beats coal by any environmental measure, but that doesn't mean that its impacts are negligible When it comes to energy production, there's no such...
Scientists develop a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Scientists develop a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen...