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solar sponge

Sponge boils water using sunlight: a new invention by MIT scientists

Harvesting solar energy as heat has many applications, such as power generation, residential water heating, desalination, distillation and wastewater treatment. However, the solar flux is...
power grid energy storage

Scientists find low-cost energy storage solutions for wind, water, and solar energy

Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and water energy, plays an important role in the future global energy supply. However, the availability of these...
solar cell

Scientists develop greener, inexpensive solar cells with mixed tin-lead perovaskites

Solar cells, or photovoltaic (PV) cells, are electrical devices that convert energy of sunlight in to electricity. Solar cells have been widely used in...
solar parking lots

Solar parking lots can charge electric vehicles

Renewable energy is seen as the major solution for the increasing electricity demand and environmental sustainability. In the transport sector, the most promising way...
electrical-connection-and-weaving-pattern-optimized-hybrid-textiles-new fabric

A new fabric that can harvest energy from sunshine and movement

Wearable electronics now play a more important role in our daily life. However, developing a lightweight, flexible, foldable wearable device that has sustainable power...
Hybrid_Power_System (solar-wind-rain )

A new roof that uses solar-wind-rain power to generate energy

Renewable energy becomes more and more important in our daily life. On one hand, it can help fulfill the high demand of energy use;...
osmotic power plant

A new source of clean energy: osmotic power

In a study newly published in Nature, researchers introduce a new source of clean energy: osmotic power (blue energy), or the power generated when...
sodium-ion batteries

Scientists developed advanced high-energy sodium-ion batteries

The large consumption of non-renewable resources has pushed the current fossil-fuel-based economy to be at serious risk. One solution is to use renewable energy...
solar PV panels

Solar PV panels coupled with lead-acid batteries can strongly increase electricity self-sufficiency

Nowadays, more and more people use solar PV panels and energy storage systems at home to support household electricity use. This is in line...
battery

A novel method of battery pack inconsistency and state-of-charge estimation

The lithium-ion battery has been widely used in distribution energy system and electric vehicles as its features of high density, long cycle, low self-discharge...