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May 1, 2016

Apr. 25, 2016 — A simple chemical conversion could be another step toward making cheap, efficient and stable perovskite solar ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

SteamBio Enabling Sustainable Carbon for Industry

Apr. 18, 2016 — To create a more secure and sustainable future we need to use carbon from nature: “biocarbon”; using it to create biodegradable bioplastics, other biochemicals and for renewable energy generation ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — To convert solar energy into electricity or solar fuels, you need specialized systems of materials such as those consisting of organic and inorganic thin films. Processes at the junction of these ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever, researchers have connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel. Then they continuously produced electricity from the panel and generated the most ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — State renewables portfolio standards, known as RPS policies, have contributed to more than half of all renewable electricity growth in the United States since 2000. Most state RPS requirements will ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Solar cells made of perovskites have shown great promise in recent years. Now scientists have found that applying pressure can change the properties of these inexpensive materials and how they ... read more

Potential for Capturing Waste Heat Via Nanotubes

Apr. 5, 2016 — A finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator that captures and uses waste heat, according to ... read more

Scientists Pinpoint Solar Cell Manufacturing Process

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have been able to pinpoint for the first time what happens during a key manufacturing process of silicon solar cells. The paste used in the manufacturing of the solar cells contains silver ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Analysts have used detailed light detection and ranging data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation tools, to update its estimate of total US technical ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — A system to generate electricity from coal with much greater efficiency has been designed by researchers, possibly reaching as much as twice the fuel-to-electricity efficiency of today's ... read more

Biotech Breakthrough: Sunlight Can Be Used to Produce Chemicals and Energy

Apr. 4, 2016 — A natural process that researchers describe as reverse photosynthesis has been discovered. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant material, as is the case with ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Graphene layer could allow solar cells to generate power when it ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — The energy associated with air temperature and moisture content, rather than radiant energy from the sun, was responsible for more melt during the 2012 exceptional melt episodes on the Greenland Ice ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists study the most efficient way to conserve energy in hot and cold ... read more

Waste Stream to Energy Source: What If America’s Next Big Fuel Source Is Its Trash?

Mar. 31, 2016 — Researchers want to create energy conversion technologies designed to mine the carbon out of waste processes that traditionally have been an environmental burden to the ... read more

Energy Recycling Heats Up

Mar. 30, 2016 — Scientists have developed a novel system that recovers energy normally lost in industrial ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Part of the future of solar energy, especially for residential use, may be small'community-based' systems in which neighbors join together in the construction and use of solar systems to ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — With a combination of theory and clever, meticulous gel-making, scientists have developed a new type of catalyst that's three times better than the previous record-holder at splitting water into ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle light -- a finding that they believe could lead to large gains in the ... read more

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