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Category: Emerging Technologies


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 […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Energy-saving new LED phosphor

April 25, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Light emitting diodes or LEDs are only able to produce light of a certain colour. However, white light can be created using different colour mixing processes. “In a white LED, red and yellow-green phosphors are excited by the light from […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

First solar panel in the world to store both electricity and heat

March 5, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

All over the world people are moving to the cities. This increases the demand for eco-friendly and locally-sourced electricity, and is the basis for the research project called PV-Adapt. One answer to new energy demands is to install building-integrated PV […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Siemens launches home energy storage battery

February 26, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

With the Junelight Smart Battery, Siemens is offering its first battery storage specially geared to the requirements in private homes for the storage and use of self-generated energy. The lithium-ion storage combines functions for intelligent and safe energy management and […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar powered electric car nears production

February 20, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

The electric vehicle is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack much like most electric cars on the road but what differentiates the Sion EV from Sono Motors is the fact it is covered in solar panels. We had covered this […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Innovative wave technology could be used to provide homes with low cost energy

February 14, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Engineers have developed wave energy technology that could help to produce low-cost electricity for thousands of households. In an announcement Wednesday, the University of Edinburgh said that the device could convert wave power into electricity and had been designed “to […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scientists develop flags that can produce energy from the wind and sun

February 12, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Researchers at the University of Manchester have designed flags that can produce energy via wind and solar power. In a statement Monday, the university said that the flags used “flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.” Photovoltaic refers to a […]