Google is gearing up to test its solar-powered drone project – dubbed “Project Titan” – sometime this year as part of its continued efforts to bring service to some of the four billion people without Internet access.
Scientists working with Natcore Technology in the Rice University laboratories of Prof. Andrew Barron, a Natcore co-founder, have successfully formed a heterojunction solar cell using germanium quantum dots on an ordinary n-type silicon wafer.
Almost all strategies for solar energy harvest and solar energy storage that exist today are developed as independent technologies. For instance, a solar cell generates electricity from the absorption and conversion of sunlight, while the storage of the produced electricity has to be implemented with another set of energy utilization solutions such as batteries/supercapacitors and fuel cells. With quite an ingenious solution, researchers have now demonstrated a hybrid, multifunctional material system that allows for simultaneous solar power generation (respectively hydrogen production), electrical energy storage, and chemical sensing.
Annobon Province, Equatorial Guinea, to Install 5-MW Self-Sufficient Solar Microgrid MAECI Solar Project includes GE and Princeton Power Systems Technology Reliable, Predictable Power Enabled through GE Energy Storage Solar Installation to Supply Electricity for 100 Percent of Annobon Province’s Current Demand
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"The project aims to fundamentally demonstrate the competitiveness of the latest renewable energy technologies against conventional fossil fuelled systems in isolated, self-sufficient environments such as that of a round-the-world race yacht, which must be robust and fully-sustainable."
Organic solar modules have advantages over silicon solar cells. However, one critical problem is their shorter operating life. Researchers are working on a promising solution: they are using flexible glass as a carrier substrate that better protects the components.
Scientists at VTT have developed a prototype of a tree that harvests solar energy from its surroundings - whether indoors or outdoors - stores it and turns it into electricity to power small devices such as mobile phones, humidifiers, thermometers and LED light bulbs.
The laboratory will be used for research in the areas of testing, development and demonstration of concentrated solar power, concentrated solar power, solar installations, high temperature solar reactors and high temperature materials at relevant component scales.
(Phys.org) —The chemical used to make tofu and bath salts could also replace a highly toxic and expensive substance used to make solar cells, a University study published in the journal Nature has revealed.
Battery-based energy storage — for homes, businesses and the electric grid — is a hot new industry in Silicon Valley, driven by advances in battery chemistry and state policies. California sees energy storage as one tool to better manage the electric grid, integrate a growing amount of solar and wind and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The CSIRO has claimed a world record for the highest temperatures ever recorded using solar energy to generate supercritical steam at its solar thermal te...
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Instead of relying on burning fossil fuels to produce supercritical steam, this breakthrough demonstrates that the power plants of the future could instead be using the free, zero emission energy of the sun to achieve the same result" Dr Alex Wonhas
Engineers like BYU's Julie Crockett and Dan Maynes have spent decades studying super-hydrophobic surfaces because of the plethora of real-life applications. And while some of this research has resulted in commercial products that keep shoes dry or prevent oil from building up on bolts, the duo of BYU professors are uncovering characteristics aimed at large-scale solutions for society.
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