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Category: Emerging Technologies


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Purple bacteria ‘batteries’ turn sewage into clean energy

November 13, 2018

Via: Science Daily Energy

Organic compounds in household sewage and industrial wastewater are a rich potential source of energy, bioplastics and even proteins for animal feed — but with no efficient extraction method, treatment plants discard them as contaminants. Now researchers have found an […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

South Korean auto giants unveil solar roof charging tech for cars

October 31, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Hyundai and Kia have unveiled plans to install “solar roof” charging on a number of Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. In an announcement Wednesday, the Hyundai Motor Group said that electricity generating solar panels would be “incorporated” onto either the roof […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Smallest integrated Kerr frequency comb generator

October 8, 2018

Via: Science Daily Energy

A major challenge has been how to make such comb sources smaller and more robust and portable. In the past 10 years, major advances have been made in the use of monolithic, chip-based microresonators to produce such combs. While the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Why Machine Learning Could Improve Resiliency and Save Millions for the U.S. Electricity Market

October 4, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Power grids across the United States are facing greater technical challenges as new technologies and needs place higher demands on an already overburdened system. We no longer power just the standard household fare of lights, refrigerator, television and air conditioner. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Perovskite solar cells leap toward commercialization

October 1, 2018

Via: Science Daily Energy

Scientists from the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) believe they’ve found a winning formula in a new method to fabricate low-cost high-efficiency solar cells. Prof. Yabing Qi and […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Investigating Outrageous Claims: Fuel From Thin Air

September 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

Over the past few years, a number of scientists have made the seemingly outrageous claim that they could make fuel from thin air. The most recent announcement comes from Cornell University startup Dimensional Energy. In a press release – Just […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla made a big deal out of its Solar Roof in 2016, but two years later it has barely shipped any

September 24, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Elon Musk unveiled prototypes of Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles In October 2016. They came in four styles that looked just like normal roofing material but were essentially miniaturized versions of traditional solar panels. The announcement helped Tesla justify its $2.6 […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Larger turbines to help drive growth in European wind energy

September 13, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The European wind energy sector is set for “solid growth” over the next five years, industry body WindEurope said in a report published Wednesday. Wind energy capacity on the continent will grow at an average of 17.4 gigawatts (GW) per […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Drones and AI Deployed for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts

August 3, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) and Raptor Maps signed a deal to co-develop utility-scale solar asset management technologies to optimize the field operations and maintenance of solar assets. Under an MoU signed this week, the two Massachusetts companies plan […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

July 6, 2018

Via: Revolution Green

This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power in places like British Columbia and parts of northern Europe where overcast skies are common. BIOGENIC This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Siemens Tests Ammonia as a Form of Energy Storage for Renewables

June 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The German industrial giant Siemens is investigating the use of ammonia as a way to store and transport hydrogen in energy systems with high penetration of renewables. The company this month opened a £1.5 million ($2 million) proof-of-concept plant in […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Solar Competition Is Putting $3 Million Behind Innovation in Manufacturing

June 8, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday launched the American-Made Solar Prize competition with a focus on supporting innovative ideas for solar industry manufacturing. The contest includes a series of three prize rounds designed to develop new products to be […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Making Renewable Power More Viable For The Grid

May 31, 2018

Via: Revolution Green

Making Renewable Power More Viable For The Grid. “Air-breathing” battery can store electricity for months, for about a fifth the cost of current technologies. Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Only 4 out of 38 clean-energy technologies are on track to meet long-term climate goals

May 23, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency’s new and most comprehensive analysis of the clean-energy transition finds that only 4 out of 38 energy technologies and sectors were on track to meet long-term climate, energy access and air pollution goals in 2017. The […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Water based battery to store solar and wind energy

May 1, 2018

Via: Revolution Green

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and […]