Renewable Energy News

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:50:41 UTC

Development of nonvolatile spintronics-based 50uW microcontroller unit operating at 200MHz

Researchers have announced the development of a nonvolatile microcontroller unit (MCU) which achieves both high performance and ultra-low power by utilizing spintronics-based VLSI design technology. … read more
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:27:00 UTC

Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these systems while transforming the kinetic energy of the wind into useful electrical energy.read more
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:25:36 UTC

What Will 100% Renewable Energy Look Like?

As Hawaii, California, and even some in the federal government move forward on legislation to move towards 100% renewable energy, utilities are finding paths to meet these goals, mainly focusing on solar panels, wind, and batteries for energy storage. But what exactly does 100% renewable look like, and how long will it take? When Representative […]

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:59:07 UTC

Lithium-air batteries can store energy for cars, houses and industry

Growth in the offer of renewable energy sources will mean increased demand for devices optimal for energy storing. … read more
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:55:43 UTC

Chemical data mining boosts search for new organic semiconductors

Organic semiconductors are lightweight, flexible and easy to manufacture. But they often fail to meet expectations regarding efficiency and stability. Researchers are now deploying data mining approaches to identify promising organic compounds for the electronics of the future. … read more
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:34:07 UTC

High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed

Using synchronized lasers pulses, researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. This is fast enough to watch electrons move inside solar cells, which can lead to more efficient solar power devices. … read more
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:46:58 UTC

Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating

A new study describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space.read more
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:42:24 UTC

Flags that generate energy from wind and sun

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. … read more
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:22:18 UTC

Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

Researchers have reported new findings about perovskite solar cells that could lead the way to devices that perform better. … read more
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:46:38 UTC

A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban environments

Researchers have developed a new approach for calculating fast and accurate the solar energy potential of surfaces in the urban environment. The new approach can significantly help architects and urban planners to incorporate photovoltaic (solar power) technology in their designs. … read more
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:11:56 UTC

Inspiring the Next Generation of Solar Power Enthusiasts at a Young Age

While Whitney Houston famously told us that the children are our future, those advocating for a clean energy transition also contend that solar power is the future. Both are sage forecasts, and as such, educating children about solar power and its importance must not be overlooked– luckily, many avenues exist for these efforts. A major […]

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:10:19 UTC

Estimation of technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production

Scientists have evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries and estimated technology levels necessary for the systems to produce hydrogen at a globally competitive cost. The results obtained in this research may provide vital guidelines for pushing the intermittent renewable power generation systems as a main power source of the country. … read more
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:16:00 UTC

Photocurrent loss in particle interface quantified

With a growing global population will come increased energy consumption, and sustainable forms of energy sources such as solar fuels and solar electricity will be in even greater demand. And as these forms of power proliferate, the focus will shift to improved efficiency. … read more
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:42:40 UTC

Hybrid electricity system would reduce rates, improve service

A new distribution system would reduce electricity prices by more than five per cent while also improving service reliability. … read more
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:09:37 UTC

What is the Green New Deal and What Could it Mean for Solar Energy?

In a speech at the 1932 Democratic Convention, Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised a “new deal for the American people,” and once elected he kept his word. The New Deal put millions of people back to work and provided essential social services to the most deprived and vulnerable. It also permanently altered public perceptions about the […]

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