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Scientists create high-performing hybrid solar energy converter

In tests, the hybrid solar energy converter demonstrated 85.1% efficiency. Researchers project it to have a system levelized cost of 3 cents per kilowatt-hour. A...

New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without air conditioning

Air conditioning feels great on a hot summer day, but cooling homes and buildings uses considerable electricity. Now, scientists have developed a cool new...

‘Blinking’ crystals may convert carbon dioxide into fuels

Imagine tiny crystals that "blink" like fireflies and can convert carbon dioxide, a key cause of climate change, into fuels. A team funded by the...

Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

Shutdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in lowered air pollution levels around the world. Researchers at MIT, and in Germany and...

Scientists set new solar-to-hydrogen efficiency record

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have achieved a new efficiency record for hydrogen cells that can convert water into hydrogen simply using...

Lasers and sticky tape triple lithium metal battery life

Researchers have turned adhesive tape into a silicon oxide film that replaces troublesome anodes in lithium metal batteries. For the Advanced Materials study, the researchers...

Scientists create long-lasting solar-flow battery

Merging solar cell and liquid battery produces long-lasting solar storage. Solar cell researchers have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar-flow battery, which is a...

Scientists find new way to prevent lithium batteries from heating and failing

Cell phone batteries often heat up and, at times, can burst into flames. In most cases, the culprit behind such incidents can be traced back...

This perovskite solar cell shows highest power conversion efficiency

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have created a perovskite solar mini module that has recorded the highest power conversion efficiency of any...

New room-temperature liquid-metal battery could power the future

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have built a new type of battery that combines the many benefits of existing options while...

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