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A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy

12 October, 2017
Science Daily
In a first for metal-organic frameworks, scientists have demonstrated their metallic conductivity.

Mimicking two natural energy processes with a single catalyst

11 October, 2017
Science Daily
Researchers take inspiration from natural chemical processes based on hydrogenase and photosystem II, to produce a single metal catalyst with both fuel cell and solar cell functionalities. The combination of these two processes into one system suggests great potential for biologically inspired energy ...

Solar-powered devices made of wood could help mitigate water scarcity crisis

11 October, 2017
Science Daily
Energy from the sun and a block of wood smaller than an adult's hand are the only components needed to heat water to its steaming point in these purifying devices.

Solar energy: Prototype shows how tiny photodetectors can double their efficiency

9 October, 2017
Science Daily
Physicists have developed a photodetector -- a device that converts light into electrons -- by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected. The researchers stacked two atomic layers of tungsten diselenide ...

Heijmans to undertake Solar Highways project

16 October, 2017
Solar News
Heijmans, one of the three largest construction companies in the Netherlands is going to realise a new project involving power-generating noise barriers: Solar Highways.

Sonnen builts first Sonnen-City in the USA

13 October, 2017
Solar News
In the US state of Arizona, a new city is being built in which every 3,000 homes produce, store and network their own electricity. According to his own data, Sonnen is currently implementing the largest home storage project in the US.

A Stanford battery based on sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium

11 October, 2017
Solar News
Industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store renewable energy like solar and wind. Lithium ion batteries may remain tops for sheer performance, but when cost-per-storage is factored in, a Stanford design based on sodium ions offers promise.