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Category: Emerging Technologies


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Highly efficient and stable double layer solar cell developed

March 27, 2020

Via: Science Daily Energy

They published their results on March 26 in Science. The researchers, led by Byungha Shin, a professor from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, focused on developing a new class of light-absorbing material, called a wide bandgap […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Low Can Solar Cells Go? Perovskite Researchers Say Down, Down, Down

February 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The cost of solar power is sinking practically by the day, and the next new “hot” solar cell material — perovskite — will push costs down even more. So far you can’t get perovskite solar cells in stores but this […]


Commercialization, Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US earmarks US$125.5 million of government money for solar R&D

February 6, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The US Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Wednesday a US$125.5 million package for a range of advanced solar R&D initiatives. The funding will go towards research focused on grid resiliency, solar-plus-storage, cybersecurity, manufacturing, artificial intelligence, concentrated solar power (CSP) […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for ‘zero-waste’ turbines

January 20, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040. The wind turbine manufacturer explained that its goal would mean operating a value chain that produced no waste materials. This, it added […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Building a better battery with machine learning

November 27, 2019

Via: Science Daily Energy

Instead, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have turned to the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate the process of battery discovery. As described in two new papers, Argonne researchers first […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

JA Solar supplies 134MW of high-efficiency PERC double-glass modules

November 21, 2019

Via: Energy Global

Both Mafraq I and Empire solar plants are among the first set of projects in the Middle East region that use double-glass modules. The completion of these projects is a great reference for the application of PERC double-glass modules in […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Combining A.I. and human knowledge could transform how power grids work

September 27, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

From smart meters to app-controlled thermostats, technology is rapidly changing the electricity sector. One company, headquartered in the city of Lyon, France, wants to use tech to make changes in power production and distribution on a larger scale. Cosmo Tech […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

September 11, 2019

Via: Science Daily Energy

A basic organic solar cell consists of a thin film of organic semiconductors sandwiched between two electrodes which extract charges generated in the organic semiconductor layer to the external circuit. It has long been assumed that 100% of the surface […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A Cutting Edge Virtual Power Project In Utah, With Batteries Managed By The Utility

August 27, 2019

Via: Forbes

Today, energy storage company sonnen, Inc. (a subsidiary of Shell), real estate developer Wasatch Group, and utility Rocky Mountain Power (a subsidiary of Pacificorp) announced a unique and ground-breaking virtual power plant (VPP) in Herriman, Utah, just outside of Salt […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Investors getting comfortable with next gen solar tech

July 9, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Investors are getting increasingly comfortable with new generations of solar technology, a shift that is also opening up new markets to subsidy-free solar, according to the China-based developer and module manufacturer Chint Solar. While technology, in modules and elsewhere, is […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Steering wind power in a new direction: Stanford study shows how to improve production at wind farms

July 2, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

What’s good for one is not always best for all. Solitary wind turbines produce the most power when pointing directly into the wind. But when tightly packed lines of turbines face the wind on wind farms, wakes from upstream generators […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Next-gen solar cells spin in new direction: Phosphorene shows efficiency promise

June 21, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

A nanomaterial made from phosphorus, known as phosphorene, is shaping up as a key ingredient for more sustainable and efficient next-generation perovskite solar cells (PSCs). PSCs which are one of the fastest developing new solar technologies and can achieve efficiencies […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs

May 28, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs. Their approach generated 13 new material candidates for solar cells and 23 new candidates for […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Researchers find way to build potassium-oxygen batteries that last longer

May 14, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation’s power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. In a study published this month in the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A firm on an island in the Indian Ocean is developing cutting-edge solar tech

May 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The Sun has been around for roughly 4.5 billion years and is crucial to life on Earth, providing our planet with an abundance of light and warmth. As technology has developed, humans have come up with increasingly sophisticated methods of […]