Chalmers University of Technology scientists have pioneered a recycling method that is inspired by the natural carbon cycle and could eliminate the climate impact of plastic materials. Can replace fossil raw materials Henrik Thunman, Professor of Energy Technology at Chalmers University of Technology and one of the authors of the study published in the Journal […]

American Institute of Physics researchers have constructed a photovoltaic cell that works both day and night by making use of the heat leaking from Earth back into space. At night, solar cells radiate and lose heat to the sky, reaching temperatures a few degrees below the ambient air. The device under development uses a thermoelectric […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed a heat engine with no moving parts that is more efficient than a steam turbine. The researchers say the design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency – a performance better than […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is suggesting triple-pane windows conserve energy, reduce noise, and lower home energy bills now that they are getting more affordable. Next generation triple-pane windows provide builders with lower cost options and help homeowners conserve energy, reduce noise, and lower home energy bills. “It’s time to make the switch to triple-pane windows.” […]

Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science scientists have developed a new approach to the design of thermoelectric materials. They have constructed a database of electronic structure parameters correlated with materials’ thermoelectric conversion properties and by a comprehensive analysis of the database. This approach can be used to develop higher performance thermoelectric materials. The team’s research […]

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