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Sun-soaking device could turn water into superheated steam

MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce "superheated" steam hotter than 100...

Switching to electric vehicles could save the US billions, but timing is everything

Today, less than 2 percent of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. But within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehicles...
Scientists develop a solution to fracture for durable solar cells

Scientists develop a solution to fracture for durable solar cells

Micro cracks in solar cells are a frequent challenge for manufacturers of solar photovoltaic modules. EU-funded researchers introduced an innovative pre-stressing technique to retard the...

Global fossil fuel emissions climb for 2nd straight year

Global fossil fuel emissions are on track to rise for a second year in a row, primarily due to growing energy use, a new...

New solar panel material can take more heat

A new synthetic material will make solar energy a more cost-effective, efficient, and reliable source of power. Clean energy is at a crossroads. To become...
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources over the Northern Hemisphere

Widespread decrease in wind energy resources over the Northern Hemisphere

As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy...

Rules to boost fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good than harm

Scholars from USC and other leading universities conclude that rules on the books to increase fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good...
Fighting smog could help China increase solar power production massively

Fighting smog could help China increase solar power production massively

The air in Beijing is often very bad. The city sinks under a brown cover made of exhaust gases from industry, cars and coal fires,...

Fluoride batteries can last eight times longer than ones in use today

Focusing on the negative is good when it comes to batteries. Imagine not having to charge your phone or laptop for weeks. That is the dream...

Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources

Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle their output with other resources to...