Squeezing a rock-star material could make it stable enough for solar cells
21 January, 2021
A promising lead halide perovskite is great at converting sunlight to electricity, but it breaks down at room temperature. Now scientists have discovered how to stabilize it with pressure from a diamond anvil cell. The required pressure is well within the reach of industrial manufacturing requiremen ...
An anode-free zinc battery that could someday store renewable energy
20 January, 2021
Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, could help decrease the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But first, power companies need a safe, cost-effective way to store the energy for later use. Massive lithium-ion batteries can do the job, but they suffer from safety issues and limited ...
On the road to invisible solar panels: How tomorrow's windows will generate electricity
5 January, 2021
Researchers demonstrate the first transparent solar cell. Their innovative technique rests on a specific part of the solar cell: the heterojunction, made up of thin films of materials responsible for absorbing light. By combining the unique properties of titanium dioxide and nickel oxide semiconductors, ...
Using solar energy and agriculture to limit climate change, assist rural communities
5 January, 2021
Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual US budget, new researchers found.
Benjamin Dannemann: Energiegenossenschaften schaffen Akzeptanz
22 January, 2021
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