Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China
12 hours ago
China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation's electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there's a problem: severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly ...
Battery innovations could spread renewable energy
20 hours ago
In Edmond Hamilton's 1940 novella Revolt On The Tenth World, the science fiction author describes "solid power … the most super-valuable substance in the Solar System." Solid power is "compressed energy 'frozen' by temporary ...
Wind turbines off coast of Scotland make waves in renewable energy
Oct 20, 2017
What about raising the bar on the potential of offshore wind power?
UK grid power balance to get support from 10MW battery
Oct 17, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A battery installation at a UK biomass power plant is making news this month. Supporters call it an important recognition of the "enormous potential for battery solutions" in the UK. The company is E.ON. The ...
Eyes are on plant in Iceland with carbon removal solution by direct air capture
Oct 15, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Carbon reduction is one part of the battle as countries and organizations do their bit to save our planet. Another goal drawing considerable interest now is carbon removal.
We should start planning for large lithium-ion battery demand, say materials scientists
Oct 11, 2017
The key materials that make up lithium-ion batteries, including manganese, nickel, and graphite, likely have sufficient supply to meet the anticipated long-term growth in demand for electric vehicles and portable electronics ...
Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic
Oct 09, 2017
There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira. Their work is published by Proceedings ...
Discovery brings renewable fuel production one step closer to reality
Oct 09, 2017
Silicon is the element of the electronic age. From tiny microchips to mammoth LCD television screens, the semiconducting metalloid plays a central role in the devices that define modern life.
Power system takes portable approach with roll-up solar panels
Oct 06, 2017
(Phys.org)—Imagine a solar power plant with a rollable solar field—a mat rolled out in minutes that can give stranded residents the power they need to get by. That is reality, as a company's portable solar power technology ...
Researchers develop method to quantify life cycle land use of natural gas
Oct 03, 2017
A case study of the Barnett Shale region in Texas, where hydraulic fracturing was first implemented, for the first time provides quantifiable information on the life cycle land use of generating electricity from natural gas ...