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May 1, 2016

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

So Long Lithium, Hello Bacteria Batteries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — As renewable energy sources grow, so does the demand for new ways to store the resulting energy at low-cost and in environmentally friendly ways. Now scientists report a first-of-its-kind development ... 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 — Combining quantum dots and organic molecules can enable solar cells to capture more of the sun’s light, researchers report. Light from the sun is our most abundant source of renewable energy, and ... read more

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

Apr. 1, 2016 — The silver electrical contacts that carry electricity out of about 90 percent of the solar modules on the market are also one of their most expensive parts. Now scientists have used X-rays to observe ... read more

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

Mar. 31, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than has been predicted, simply by bringing two objects extremely close -- at nanoscale distances -- without touching. ... 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. 30, 2016 — When it comes to indoor lighting, nothing beats the sun's rays streaming in through windows. Soon, that natural light could be shining through walls, too. Scientists have developed transparent ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best — and cheapest — construction materials known: wood. Researchers have developed a new transparent wood material ... read more

Mar. 25, 2016 — Engineers have developed a way to make a magnetic material that could lead to lighter and smaller, cheaper and better-performing high-frequency transformers, needed for more flexible energy storage ... 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

Mar. 24, 2016 — Coal and gas-fired generation attracted less than half as much capacity investment as renewables last year; Renewables added more to global energy generation capacity than all other technologies ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — A streamlined procedure for assembling the active components of photovoltaic devices from inexpensive metals could boost their economic prospects, report ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed a process for providing sensitive semiconductors for solar water splitting ("artificial leaves") with an organic, transparent protective layer. The extremely thin ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Solar fuels, clean fuels from sunlight, water and CO2, form an attractive way for storing solar energy in hydrogen or hydrocarbons, for example. The efficiency of this technology still needs a ... read more

Researchers Crack 50-Year-Old Nuclear Waste Problem, Make Storage Safer

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers have adapted a technology developed for solar energy in order to selectively remove one of the trickiest and most-difficult-to-remove elements in nuclear waste pools across the country, ... read more

New Method Could Unleash Solar Power Potential

Mar. 15, 2016 — New measurement and data analysis techniques could provide insight into performance-robbing flaws in crystalline structures, ultimately improving the performance of solar ... read more

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