solar energy

Shining light to make hydrogen

ITQB NOVA researchers engineer light-driven bacterial factories to produce hydrogen. Decarbonizing the economy and achieving the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies is one of the most urgent global…

New porous material promising for making renewable energy from water

One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide,…

Electricity from the house wall

The great potential of building facades to capture solar energy Roofs are not the only suitable places for installing photovoltaic modules to generate electricity from the sun’s rays. Facades could…

Predicting forces between oddly shaped nanoparticles

Simplified model of van der Waals forces will allow previously impossible simulations of how faceted nanoparticles self-assemble into larger structures. Materials scientists at Duke University have devised a simplified method…

Solar perovskite production on a roll

Advanced ink formulations could be the key to turning perovskite solar cells (PSCs) from heroes of academic labs into commercially successful products. Researchers at KAUST have developed a perovskite ink…

Solar hydrogen: Let’s consider the stability of photoelectrodes

As part of an international collaboration, a team at the HZB has examined the corrosion processes of high-quality BiVO4 photoelectrodes using different state-of-the-art characterisation methods. The result is the first…

Lighting the path to recycling carbon dioxide

Semiconductive photocatalysts that efficiently absorb solar energy could help reduce the energy required to drive a bioelectrochemical process that converts CO2 emissions into valuable chemicals, KAUST researchers have shown. Recycling…

Intermolecular rocking vibrations open up channels for ultrafast singlet fission

The search for new, more efficient materials to harvest solar energy is a major research focus around the world. Until now, silicon has been the material of choice for solar…

Novel approach to the storage of solar energy

Using the energy from the sun as efficiently as nature does and converting it into chemical energy could drastically reduce global CO2 emissions. A research team from the Leibniz Institute…

Determination and control of aim points for heliostat fields in operation

HelioControl Project Completed Among solar thermal power plants, solar tower systems are considered to have the greatest potential in terms of efficiency and cost reduction. In particular, costs can be…

Page
1 2 3 20