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April 23, 2017

Researchers Offer Novel Method for Calculating the Benefits of Renewable Energy

Apr. 4, 2017 — A novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources has now been developed by researchers. This method can help to assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and ... read more

Building a Market for Renewable Thermal Technologies

Mar. 24, 2017 — Renewable thermal technologies have significant market potential in the state if supported by appropriate public policy and financing tools, a new analysis ... read more

New Study Calls for US Solar Policy Reform

Mar. 23, 2017 — Researchers suggest reforming US solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy in a new ... read more

Nanotube Film May Resolve Longevity Problem of Challenger Solar Cells

Mar. 17, 2017 — Researchers have lengthened the lifetime of perovskite solar cells by using nanotube film to replace the gold used as the back contact and the organic material in the hole ... read more

Hydrogen on Demand

Mar. 13, 2017 — Using solar energy, researchers have developed a new method for safely and efficiently producing hydrogen in a centralized manner, miles away from the solar farm. It could greatly reduce the cost of ... read more

Scientists Harness Solar Power to Produce Clean Hydrogen from Biomass

Mar. 13, 2017 — A team of scientists has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to generate hydrogen from ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Switzerland is not fully exploiting a significant source of clean energy: 173,000 tonnes of used wood could be re-used producing valuable heat and power energy today, in addition to the 644,000 ... read more

Environmentally Friendly, Almost Electricity-Free Solar Cooling

Mar. 13, 2017 — Demand and the need for cooling are growing as the effects of climate change intensify. An emission-free, solar-powered chiller has now been developed by scientists. The potential market is ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source. Having found a catalyst that can do this important ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Researchers have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells ... read more

Electricity Costs: A New Way They'll Surge in a Warming World

Feb. 7, 2017 — Climate change is likely to increase US electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new ... read more

Research Pinpoints Promise of Polycrystalline Perovskites

Feb. 7, 2017 — A team of scientists has determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar ... read more

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

Jan. 31, 2017 — A prototype biomimetic tree has been built that generates electricity when wind blows through its artificial leaves. The researchers think such technology may help people charge household appliances ... read more

The Recent Slowdown in Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Masks the Challenges Ahead

Jan. 30, 2017 — Many performance indicators of global and national energy systems suggest that global temperatures could still be kept below 2°C. However, future trajectories will soon diverge from 2°C pathways if ... read more

Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions, Study Finds

Jan. 30, 2017 — Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to research. In fact, storing solar energy for nighttime use ... read more

Action Is Needed to Make Stagnant CO2 Emissions Fall

Jan. 30, 2017 — 2016 marked the third year in a row when global carbon dioxide emissions remained relatively flat, but actual declines won't materialize without advances in carbon capture and storage technology ... read more

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