Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) researchers have developed a very promising prototype of a new hydrogen producing solar cell. Using specially prepped gallium phosphide enables their solar cell to produce hydrogen gas for fuel from liquid water. The Eindhoven group’s new design processes the gallium phosphide (GaP) in the form of very small nanowires. The […]

University of Tokyo (UT) researchers have discovered a new type of material which stores heat energy for a prolonged period. Named a “heat storage ceramic”, the new material can be used as heat storage material for solar heat energy generation systems or efficient use of industrial heat waste. The breakthrough is the new material enables […]

A team of University of California, Los Angeles, scientists have a new material design that could make low-cost solar panels far more efficient by greatly enhancing their ability to collect the sun’s energy and release it as electricity. The team found that by assembling the components of the panels to more closely resemble the natural […]

The research group led by Dr. Liyuan Han, the leader of the Photovoltaic Materials Unit at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells with area of over 1 square cm (0.1550 square inch) for the first time and certified it at an international public test center. […]

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) team of scientists used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose of a plant cell wall. The team is working to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol. The team is concluding that hydrophobic, or water repelling lignin binds less with hydrophilic, or water attracting […]

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