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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Svalbard's Electric Power Could Come from Hydrogen

Feb. 7, 2017 — The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of ... read more

Harnessing the Energy of Fireworks for Fuel

Jan. 18, 2017 — The world relies heavily on gasoline and other hydrocarbons to power its cars and trucks. In search of an alternative fuel type, some researchers are turning to the stuff of fireworks and explosives: ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Solar cells convert light into electricity. While the sun is one source of light, the burning of natural resources like oil and natural gas can also be ... read more

Off-Grid Power in Remote Areas Will Require Special Business Model to Succeed

Jan. 6, 2017 — Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — A research team has projected the potential affects of carbon emissions standards in the year 2020. Their work shows that key crops and tree species would benefit from policies that would limit the ... read more

New Insights Into Fluctuations of Wind Energy, With Implications for Engineering and Policy

Dec. 31, 2016 — The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so ... read more

Dec. 23, 2016 — While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it. There is a need ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed an efficient "green" hydrogen production system that operates at room temperature in ... read more

Report Provides Guidance for Evolving Electric Power Sector

Dec. 15, 2016 — A new report recommends proactive regulatory, policy, and market reforms that can help guide the evolution of electric power systems in the US, Europe, and other parts of the world. Distributed ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — In the days before Hurricane Matthew, researchers used satellite maps of soil moisture to help forecast where the power would go out along the East Coast. Now they report that their method worked ... read more

Wind Farms Play Key Role in Cutting Carbon Emissions, Study Finds

Dec. 12, 2016 — Wind farms have made a significant impact in limiting carbon emissions from other sources of power generation in Great Britain, a study ... read more

Dec. 11, 2016 — Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost technology options for new electricity generation across much of the U.S. when cost, public health impacts and environmental effects are considered, according ... read more

Game Changer for Organic Solar Cells

Dec. 6, 2016 — Researchers have developed a simple processing technique that could cut the cost of organic photovoltaics and wearable ... read more

A Cleaner, More Efficient Car? New Material Designed to Better Store Hydrogen Fuel

Dec. 1, 2016 — New materials have been designed that could be used to store hydrogen fuel more efficiently in vehicles or other devices that use clean ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — Researchers have combined quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient, green solar cells, outlines a new ... read more

Solar Power Could Become Cheaper, More Widespread

Nov. 22, 2016 — Solar cells can be made with tin instead of lead, scientists find. This breakthrough may make solar power cheaper and more commercially viable, and even usable for mobile phones, laptops and ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Wind energy is a key part of the global energy future, expanding rapidly throughout the world in onshore and offshore settings. But to be sustainable, large scale, multi-megawatt (multi-MW) wind ... read more

Breakthrough Offers Greater Understanding of Safe Radioactive Waste Disposal

Nov. 18, 2016 — A group of scientists has completed research into radioactively contaminated material to gain further understanding around the issue, crucial for the safe and more efficient completion of future ... read more

New Technology Aims to Make Photovoltaic Cells 70% More Efficient

Nov. 15, 2016 — A technology has been developed that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent. The breakthrough could be a key for harnessing the power of the sun to meet the world’s ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — With energy conservation expected to play a growing role in managing global demand, materials and methods that make better use of existing sources of energy have become increasingly important. ... read more

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