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ANU Unveils Solar-to-Hydrogen Cells Made of Silicon and Perovskite with Conversion Efficiency of 17.6%

Recent advances in the development of fuel-cell vehicles have also led to rising interest in the industrial production of hydrogen fuel. Some of the mainstream production processes for hydrogen fuel are currently based on electrolysis of water or chemical solutions. Conversion efficiency has been the main focus for hydrogen suppliers, but the cost and accessibility […]

Driving CO2 emissions to zero (and beyond) with carbon capture, use, and storage

  Any pathway to mitigate climate change requires the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions and negative-emissions technologies to cut atmospheric concentrations. Technology and regulation will be the key. Growing concerns about climate change are intensifying interest in advanced technologies to reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors, such as cement, and also to draw down CO2 levels […]

A new Argonne study will use AI to study the relationship between birds and solar projects

Yuki Hamada, an Argonne remote-sensing scientist is leading a three-year study with the end goal of creating a program that can analyze video of solar projects, identify birds that interact with projects from said video and draw conclusions into the solar-bird relationship. In an effort to further explore how solar installations interact with the wildlife […]

Next-generation solar cells pass strict international tests

Perovskite crystals could underpin cheap renewable energy Australian scientists have for the first time produced a new generation of experimental solar energy cells that pass strict International Electrotechnical Commission testing standards for heat and humidity. The research findings, an important step towards commercial viability of perovskite solar cells, are published today in the journal Science. […]

Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry analyses of encapsulated stable perovskite solar cells

Abstract Although perovskite solar cells (PSC’s) have produced remarkable energy conversion efficiencies, their underperforming durability is the key challenge for the technology to be commercially viable. In this work, for the first time, we use gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to reveal signature volatile products of the decomposition of organic hybrid perovskites under thermal […]

Researchers Develop Water-splitting module a source of perpetual energy

‘Artificial leaf’ concept inspires research into solar-powered fuel production Rice University researchers have created an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel. The platform developed by the Brown School of Engineering lab of Rice materials scientist Jun Lou integrates catalytic electrodes and perovskite solar cells that, when triggered by sunlight, produce electricity. […]

Windows will soon turn into power generators, following solar cell breakthrough

Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a “game-changer” that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation. That’s according to Australian scientists, led by members of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, writing in a paper published by Nano Energy. The researchers – led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak […]

Scientists develop stable material for pseudocapacitors which store electrical energy by electron charge transfer

  Scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, have developed a stable material for pseudocapacitors or supercapacitors which store electrical energy by electron charge transfer. The material can offer a low-cost scalable energy storage solution as an alternative to […]

Report: Solar Panel Cleaning Market Worth $1 Bn by 2026

Solar Panel Cleaning Market Worth $1 Billion by 2026, Says Global Market Insights, Inc. SELBYVILLE, Delaware: Global solar panel cleaning market value is anticipated to surpass USD 1 billion by 2026, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Growing end user preference to adopt cleaner energy source along with introduction of smart solar panel cleaning […]
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