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MIT, Standford scientists use machine learning for pervoskite solar cell development

Perovskites are a family of materials that are currently the leading contender to potentially replace today’s silicon-based solar photovoltaics. They hold the promise of panels that are far thinner and lighter, that could be made with ultra-high throughput at room temperature instead of at hundreds of degrees, and that are cheaper and easier to transport […]

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Stanford Scientists Create New Material for Thin, Lightweight Solar Panels

A race is on in solar engineering to create almost impossibly-thin, flexible solar panels. Engineers imagine them used in mobile applications, from self-powered wearable devices and sensors to lightweight aircraft and electric vehicles. Against that backdrop, researchers at Stanford University have achieved record efficiencies in a promising group of photovoltaic materials, writes Andrew Myers in […]

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Wind, Water, Solar Trio Ensures Grid Stability for US States, Says Stanford Study

Wind-Water and Solar (WWS) ensures grid stability and zero blackouts. A new study conducted by Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues at Stanford University claimed this, as they analyzed grid stability in over 50 U.S States and District of Columbia. Jacobson is a Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford. The new research, an effort […]

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DEWA Cooperates With Stanford University for R&D in Solar Energy

DEWA has announced its cooperation with Stanford University for research and development in the field of solar energy. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced its cooperation with Stanford University in a number of research and development fields including radiation cooling to improve the efficiency and performance of solar panels, utilisation of autonomous […]

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Researchers Create Hydrogen Fuel From Seawater

A Stanford-led team has developed a way to harness seawater, Earth’s most abundant source, for chemical energy using solar energy. A team of researcher from Stanford University has devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and saltwater from San Francisco Bay. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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Stanford University Announces Second Solar Plant, Fully Solar by 2021

Finalizing an agreement with Recurrent Energy for an 88-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant to be constructed in central California, the university has beaten California’s goal of going carbon-free by two decades. In a major solar push, Stanford University has announced its second solar power plant which will enable the university to go fully solar by late […]

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Na, K Mixture Doubles Max Volt of Flow Battery

The two metals when mixed form a liquid metal at room temperature which has at least 10 times the available energy per gram as other elements for the negative-side fluid of a flow battery. The use of flow batteries to store intermittent renewable energy is still a far cry due to the limited amount of […]

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Imagining Application of Water to Store Renewable Power is a Step-Away! 

This revolutionary yet cheap technology can store Solar and Wind energy subsequently and then easily can be fed to the grid and later redistributed when the demand is high. Imagining water to store electricity can surely make your drink one more glass right-away as scientist have discovered a battery that is known to operate through […]

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