How Governments Are Reducing Photovoltaic Tech Costs

New tech can gather data about energy distribution and storage, for instance. This step can further reduce costs as workers can store more energy on sunny days so it doesn't go to waste.

Will Wind-Powered Cars Have a Place Among Other Clean Transportation Options?

There's still a ways to go concerning wind-powered cars, but we can look to specific examples like Chinook's projects as steps toward future possibilities. However, we also can't ignore that wind has limitations.

Solar Asset Management Predictions for 2021

We believe that changes that were long in the making will be implemented in very short time frames and that 2021 will stand out as an acceleration year towards industry maturity.

Trending Developments in Wind Turbine Technology and the Future of Wind Energy

Researchers in the industry are working to develop better turbine technology, such as higher efficiency generators and more reliable blades to minimize energy and manufacturing costs.

On the road to invisible solar panels: How tomorrow's windows will generate electricity

By combining the unique properties of titanium dioxide and nickel oxide semiconductors, the researchers were able to generate an efficient, transparent solar cell.

Powering the Future: New Insights into How Alkali-Metal Doped Flexible Solar Cells Work

Scientists place another piece of the puzzle on how introducing alkali metals into crystals of thin-film flexible solar cells improves their efficiency

Colorful Perovskites: NREL Advances Thermochromic Window Technologies

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity.

Scientists see the light: new solar panel design could lead to wider use of renewable energy

Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, a new study says.

Transparent and Double-Sided Sun-Tracking Solar Panels Could Be the Future

Becoming more affordable or practical are essential steps in driving the switch to renewables. Still, more innovation needs to happen. The solar panel industry needs to see substantial changes, and thankfully, it looks like there are some on the horizon.

Producing Energy from Vibrations

Hypothetically, all vibration energy can be transformed into electrical energy; but there are certain types of vibrations that are preferred when the intent is to power a sensor or monitoring system. These vibrations need to have a steady vibration and a controlling frequency.

How Silicon Carbide is Changing Solar Power Systems

Silicon carbide enables solar inverters to be lighter, smaller and more efficient. Using silicon carbide power components instead of silicon for solar inverters can save 10 megawatts for each gigawatt and 500 watts/sec in operations, representing significant energy savings.

The Evolution of Solar Technology - How Photovoltaic Technology Has Developed and Why Nanotechnology May Influence the Future

Here, Dr Franky So, chief technology officer of nanotechnology research company Nextgen Nano, explains the historical developments of photovoltaic technology and looks to the innovations shaping the years ahead.

Improving Deep-Cycle Batteries Through Additives

Battery manufacturers have improved deep cycle battery performance through the use of additives, but not all of them result in the same benefit to customers.

Automatic Charging of EVs

Charging stations can be an eyesore in inner cities, and the bulky cables and plugs can also be an inconvenience in people's garages. Contactless inductive charging with coils embedded in the garage floor or the road surface has none of these visual or mechanical annoyances.

NREL Six-Junction Solar Cell Sets Two World Records for Efficiency

The six-junction solar cell now holds the world record for the highest solar conversion efficiency at 47.1%, which was measured under concentrated illumination. A variation of the same cell also set the efficiency record under one-sun illumination at 39.2%.

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