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Researchers Develop Hurricane Resistant Wind Turbines Based On Palm Tree Structure

The increasing size of wind turbines’ tower and blades for greater energy harnessing has caused a problem of its own kind; especially on the coasts of the USA. The hurricanes (cyclones) pose risks to the wind turbines structures and to the future of wind energy. Now a team of researchers from Colorado University in Boulder […]

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Fraunhofer Researchers Develop the World’s Most Efficient Solar Cell

Researchers at the Germany based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, using a new antireflection coating, claimed on May 30 to have successfully developed the most efficient solar cell of the world. Presenting the results at the 2nd International tandem PV Workshop in Germany, the researchers claimed to have increased the efficiency of the […]

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Japanese Researchers Discover More Sustainable Way for Producing Green Hydrogen

As per a study published in Nature Catalysis, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan, have found a more sustainable and efficient method for producing green hydrogen from water. The team of researchers has employed cobalt and manganese in electrolysis instead of rare earth materials to produce green hydrogen which is required […]

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Air Pollution Impacting Solar Panel Efficiency in India say IIT, Delhi researchers

A team of researchers from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) at the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) have found that air pollution is reducing energy output of solar panels in the country. The decline in solar power generation could be as high as 52%. Sagnik Dey, Dilip Ganguly and colleagues have modelled the particulate […]

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Swiss uni researchers report breakthrough for battery production tech

Micro supercapacitors could revolutionise the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Manufacturers of everything, from smartphones to electric cars, are therefore investing heavily into research and development of these electronic components. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, claim to have developed a method that represents a […]

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Saudi Researchers harvest water near solar panels to improve efficiency

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have come up with a novel technology where a solar panel is fitted with an additional system which can harvest water without consuming power from the panels. In the three months long trials, the system used day and night temperature differences and […]

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High Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cell Developed by UK based Researchers

Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London (UCL) claim to have found a novel technique to enable record-breaking power conversion efficiency in solar cells that are at least 100 times thinner than the conventional solar cells. The usual silicon based solar cells’ fabrication is often expensive, energy-demanding, heavy and bulky in nature. Also, […]

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US Researchers Pursue 5¢/kWh Energy Cost Goal with New CSP System

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy (DoE) are working on a state-of-the-art concentrated solar power (CSP) facility as the government looks to reduce the energy cost to a mere 5 cents per kWh. The new technology is expected to have the potential to lower the cost of renewable energy […]

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