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Category: Emerging Technologies


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Smart Software Bolsters Utility-Scale Solar Projects

May 20, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The solar industry is on a continuous innovation curve — driving advancements, pushing boundaries, and harnessing solar energy’s power to increase returns and drive down the lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Stakeholders across the solar value chain have a […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Research shows adding polymerized ionic liquid improves performance of perovskite solar cells

May 15, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Perovskite solar cells, which use materials with the same crystal structure as perovskite, are lightweight, flexible, easy to manufacture, and inexpensive. They can be attached to many different surfaces and are a promising technology. However, current perovskite solar cells are […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Light, Flexible, Efficient Perovskite-Based Tandem Solar Cells

May 3, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

All-perovskite tandem solar cells could soon pick up where silicon solar cells reach their limits. These highly efficient, lightweight, and flexible cells have already proven themselves in the laboratory — now, Empa researchers are working on scaling them up and […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy From The Moon Is Happening Right Now

April 29, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The idea of beaming solar power down to Earth from space has been grabbing some attention of late, but that’s not the only space-based form of renewable energy available to Earth-dwellers. The Moon exerts a powerful force on the waters […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

New Material Could Double Output Of Solar Panels

April 12, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The path to a low carbon future looks dim to many people. How will we ever get there if we are limited to the tools we have today? Not to worry, gentle reader. Nothing in this life ever stays the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Repsol enters biomethane production with acquisition of Genia Bioenergy

April 11, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Repsol is entering the biomethane market with an agreement to take a 40% shareholding in Genia Bioenergy. This alliance allows Repsol to add significant technical capabilities to position itself early in this growing sector. Biomethane is considered strategic by the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Sun and space: Harnessing cold universe and solar power for renewable energy

March 14, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

As traditional energy methods increase in cost and take their toll on the environment, Penn State researchers are turning to two underutilized renewable resources, the sun and outer space, for solutions to generate electricity and passively cool down structures. Led […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Singapore’s Unique Renewable Problems (& Solutions)

March 4, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Singapore, with an energy matrix that is composed of 97% oil and gas, is in desperate need of renewable solutions. Unfortunately, due to its limitations as a city-state, Singapore has struggled to develop large scale renewable energy projects. The lack of […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scalable photoelectrochemical system for solar hydrogen possible, if made from efficient all-perovskite materials

February 28, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Our recent article published in Nature Energy relates our first attempt at the development of a scalable photoelectrochemical (PEC) system to produce green hydrogen. Based on our critical review (previous review article; Chemical Society Reviews, 2019), there are challenges associated […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind-powered Dutch ship sets sail for greener future

February 20, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The world’s first chemical tanker ship fitted with massive rigid aluminum “sails” has left Rotterdam, its owner hoping to plot a route to bringing down the shipping industry’s huge carbon footprint. The MT Chemical Challenger, a 16,000-tonne chemicals transporter set […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Perovskite solar cell technology goes greener with antinomy

February 14, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A team of researchers led by Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE), Electronic Engineering Department at Tor Vergata University of Rome has developed the first air-stable lead (Pb) and tin (Sn)-free perovskite solar modules, fabricated with an antimony […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Using thermotropic liquid crystals to enhance the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar modules

February 12, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Solar panels and photovoltaics (PVs) are becoming increasingly widespread, contributing to ongoing efforts aimed at decarbonizing electricity production. Solar cells based on perovskites, a class of minerals that can leverage parts of the solar spectrum, have recently achieved highly promising […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

SSE starts work on first Spanish onshore array

February 12, 2024

Via: reNews

SSE Renewables has begun construction of the 64MW Jubera onshore wind farm in the La Rioja region of Spain. The site, located in the town of Santa Engracia del Jubera, is the company’s first onshore array in Spain. SSE Renewables […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A new high-concentration solid polymer electrolyte for high-voltage lithium-metal batteries

February 9, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Lithium-metal batteries, which contain anodes based on metallic lithium, are promising rechargeable batteries that could help to meet the growing demands of the electronics industry. These batteries have various advantages, including high energy density and fast charging times. Researchers have […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

CSA Ocean Sciences gets offshore surveys permit in California

February 8, 2024

Via: Renewables Now

International marine environmental consulting CSA Ocean Sciences Inc has obtained a permit in California that enables it to carry out marine surveys and contribute to the state’s ambition to develop up to 25 GW of offshore wind. The Florida-headquartered company […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Holtec Bets on Nuclear Paired with Solar to Support Decarbonization

February 7, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The decarbonization of power generation is fostering research and development of new energy technologies, and some companies are reimagining what’s possible when it comes to power plant design. That includes pairing nuclear power with solar power, in a system that […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Can solar geoengineering save the world?

February 7, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The concept of solar geoengineering—blocking the sun’s radiation to slow Earth’s warming—is no longer just the realm of science fiction. In 2023, the U.S. government and the UN released reports on the topic. Whether or not solar geoengineering can save […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Space reflectors could ensure bright future for solar power farms

February 5, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Reflectors placed in orbit around the Earth that reflect sunlight toward future solar power farms at dawn and dusk could help accelerate the transition to net-zero, researchers say. Space engineers from the University of Glasgow have published new research showing […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

CSA secures Calfornian offshore survey permit

February 5, 2024

Via: reNews

CSA Ocean Sciences has been granted a non-exclusive General Offshore Geophysical Survey Permit by the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) to research potential offshore wind project sites. This permit grants CSA with all the required permissions to conduct low-energy marine […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A strategy to realize vertical iontronic energy storage via osmotic effects and electrode redox reactions

January 29, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In recent years, engineers have been trying to identify new technologies to sustainably generate and store energy. One promising solution leverages the energy produced by osmosis when two fluids with a different salt concentration meet, such as when a freshwater […]