Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam
12 December, 2018
Engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce 'superheated' steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics.
Perovskite solar cells: cheaper production and high efficiency
11 December, 2018
A team of chemists and physicists is offering a novel approach for the selective layer formation in perovskite solar cells. The molecule assembles itself into a monolayer, which can cover a variety of surfaces and can function as a hole transporting material in a perovskite solar cell.
Fighting smog supports solar power
6 December, 2018
Model calculations by researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power production.
'Sun in a box' would store renewable energy for the grid
5 December, 2018
Engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power a small city not just when the sun is up or the wind is high, but around the clock.
Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 January, 2018
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.
31 May, 2017