SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists have discovered how to stabilize perovskite solar cells with pressure from a diamond anvil cell. The required pressure is well within the reach of industrial manufacturing requirements. The promising lead halide perovskite solar cell is great at converting sunlight to electricity and this development could solve the cells breaking down […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lancaster University researchers are studying a crystalline material and discovered it has properties that allow it to capture heat energy from the sun. The energy can be stored for several months at room temperature, and it can be released on demand in the form of heat. With further development, these kinds of materials could […]

Researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY), inspired by nature, can now demonstrate a synthetic strategy to stabilize bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, could be a significant breakthrough in functionalizing molecular assemblies for future solar energy conversion technologies. In almost every corner of the world, […]

Duke University engineers have demonstrated a dual-mode heating and cooling device for building climate control that, if widely deployed in the U.S., could cut HVAC energy use by nearly 20 percent. The invention uses a combination of mechanics and nanomaterials to either harness or expel certain wavelengths of light. Depending on conditions, rollers move a […]

A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin team has now presented a method to visualize convection in the electrolyte and to reliably simulate it in advance with a multiphysics model. Hydrogen produced by using solar energy could contribute to a climate neutral energy system of the future. But there are hurdles on the way from laboratory scale to large-scale […]

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