Innovation

Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy

Scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of algae that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen – harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The Rutgers University-led discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels and combat climate change from fossil fuel burning. […]

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Using Sunlight to Cogenerate Electricity and Clean Water

A multifunctional device has been developed that can be retrofitted to conventional solar panels to cogenerate electricity and clean water. A multifunctional device that captures the heat shed by photovoltaic solar panels has been developed by a team of researchers at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), used to generate clean […]

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Innovation, Policy Revisions and Digitization are Escalating the Energy Transition

Renewable energy technology advances, innovation and digitization are escalating the pace of the global energy transition, according to the latest EY research Renewable energy technology advances, innovation in storage and digitization and increased distributed energy generation are escalating the pace of the global energy transition, according to the latest EY research in collaboration with IDC. […]

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Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells Using a Magnetic Field

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad have developed a way to increase the efficiency of third generation solar cells using a magnetic field. Working with dye sensitised solar cells (DSSC), the team led by Jammalamadaka Suryanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Physics at IIT Hyderabad has shown that the incorporation of magnetic […]

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Flexible Lithium Textile Battery Could be a Breakthrough in Wearable Tech

The lightweight Textile Lithium Battery offers high energy density and excellent flexibility.  A group of scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed a thin, highly flexible textile lithium battery that could safely power wearable electronics used in healthcare monitoring, smart clothes and Internet of Things (IoT).  The battery, which is less than 0.5 mm […]

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Artificial Photosynthesis Can Bring Green Tech Closer to Solar Energy Storage

Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into more complex molecules like propane, green energy technology is now one step closer to using excess CO2 to store solar energy – in the form of chemical bonds – for […]

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Breakthrough in Affordable Technology to Harness Solar Power

The most affordable, efficient way to harness the cleanest, most abundant renewable energy source in the world is one step closer to reality. A University of Toledo physicist is pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached and has made a significant breakthrough in the chemical formula and process to make the […]

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SoftServe and Lightricity Partner to Innovate Power Harvesting Technology

SoftServe will use power harvesting techniques to develop solutions to make electronic devices more power efficient, prolong their lifetime, and make maintenance easier. SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, recently announced its partnership with Lightricity, a leader in photovoltaic energy harvesting technology. As a partner, SoftServe will use power harvesting techniques to develop solutions […]

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Solar Powered Desalination Could Bring a Revolution in Irrigation

While conventional CDI uses mains power, UNSW researchers have developed prototypes powered by solar energy. Agriculture relies heavily on groundwater and this source of water is rapidly becoming increasingly saline across the world, making it non-viable for agricultural purposes. To combat this issue and make fresh water readily available to the farming sector irrespective of […]

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