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Geothermal Battery Could Supply Uninterrupted Electricity

Written by , on July 17, 2019

Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sanoh Industrial have developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert geothermal heat into electricity.  Read more »

Solar Panel Produces Hydrogen from Air

Written by , on April 16, 2019

Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium say that they have developed a solar panel that converts sunlight directly into hydrogen using the moisture in the air.   Read more »

Improving Solar Cell Efficiency with a Bucket of Water

Written by , on February 13, 2019

Associate Professor Beth Sparks has developed an amazingly simple way to significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells in developing countries and other remote areas.  Read more »

Inexpensive Flexible Material to Convert Waste Heat to Electricity

Written by , on January 3, 2019

Scientists at Osaka University have reported that they have developed an inexpensive, large-scale and flexible thermoelectric generator that has high mechanical reliability and can convert waste heat into electricity efficiently.  Read more »

Using Superconducting Tape Could Dramatically Lower Wind Turbine Costs

Written by , on November 26, 2018

The EcoSwing project, funded by the European Union,is aiming to demonstrate a dramatically lower cost, lightweight wind turbine drivetrain using superconducting ceramic tape instead of rare earth elements.  Read more »

New Turbine Design Captures Wind from Any Direction

Written by , on September 6, 2018

Two MSc students at Lancaster University, have developed a rotating wind turbine which, unlike conventional wind turbines, can take advantage of both horizontal and vertical winds without requiring steering.  Read more »

Pink Greenhouses That Generate Electricity

Written by , on May 2, 2018

Researchers from the University of California-Santa Cruz have shown that greenhouses made with a special pink glass can control temperature and generate solar electricity at the same time.  Read more »

New Superconducting Material Brings Nuclear Fusion Closer

Written by , on March 14, 2018

Engineers at Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have predicted that using a new superconducting material will allow nuclear fusion power to be supplied to the grid within 15 years.  Read more »

Discovery Could Significantly Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

Written by , on January 24, 2018

Researchers at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science have made a discovery that could lead to significantly boosted solar cell efficiency.  Read more »

Halogens Improve Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Performance by 25%

Written by , on December 22, 2017

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina have shown that using halogens in a dye-sensitized solar cell can increase conversion efficiency by 25%.  Read more »