Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have analyzed the causes of many cost overruns on new nuclear power plants in the US, which have soared in the past 50 years. The findings may help designers of new plants build in resilience to prevent such added costs. Many analysts believe nuclear power will play an essential part […]

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) scientists have discovered that the amount of alkali metal introduced into crystals of flexible thin-film solar cells influences the path that charge carriers take to traverse between electrodes, thereby affecting the light-to-electricity conversion efficiency of the solar cell. The press release asserts that given the immense application potential […]

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity. Heat generated by sunlight shining through windows is the single largest contributor to the need for air conditioning and cooling […]

University of York solar panel designs in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 percent, a new study says. Researchers say the breakthrough could lead to the production of thinner, lighter and more flexible solar panels that could be used to power more homes and be used in a wider range of […]

Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers have designed a kind of ‘tiny wind turbine’ that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk. The method is a low-cost and efficient way of collecting light breezes as a micro-energy source. Most of the wind available on land is too gentle […]

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