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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 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

Powerful Change: A Profile of Today's Solar Consumer

Feb. 7, 2017 — People with higher incomes and better education no longer dominate demand for the domestic solar market in Queensland with a new study revealing the highest uptake in solar PV systems comes from ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Researchers are studying corrosion to help industry develop longer-lasting photovoltaic panels and increase ... read more

A Better Way to Make Renewable Hydrogen

Jan. 17, 2017 — Scientists have developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers have directly shown that electrons generated when light strikes a well-oriented perovskite film are unrestricted by grain boundaries and travel long distances without deteriorating. ... 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

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 — A new material embeds sodium metal in carbon and could improve electrode performance in energy devices. Scientists ran tests on the sodium-embedded carbon and it performed better than graphene 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

Hydrogen from Sunlight -- But as a Dark Reaction

Dec. 9, 2016 — The storage of photogenerated electric energy and its release on demand are still among the main obstacles in artificial photosynthesis. One of the most promising, recently identified photocatalytic ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Engineers have developed a new concept for current and voltage sensors for batteries that might become particularly relevant for electric vehicles (EV). An EV battery is made up of individual blocks, ... read more

Ultrathin Protective Layer Brings Quite a Bit More Stability to Perovskite Solar Cell

Dec. 6, 2016 — The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity -- still a major stumbling block to the commercial application of this new type of ... 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

Dec. 6, 2016 — A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these ... read more

Plug in for Renewable Energy

Dec. 6, 2016 — A new study shows a huge US market for plug and play solar energy, with billions of dollars in retail sales and energy savings. So what's holding up widespread ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — They're flexible, cheap to produce and simple to make -- which is why perovskites are the hottest new material in solar cell design. And now, engineers in Australia have smashed the trendy new ... 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

Throwing New Light on Printed Organic Solar Cells

Nov. 30, 2016 — Scientists are able to improve the efficiency of solar cells more than threefold, outlines a new report. The solar cells are a flexible, lightweight and environmentally-friendly and have the capacity ... read more

New Fabrication Technique Leads to Broader Sunlight Absorption in Plastic Solar Cells

Nov. 29, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased ... 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

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