Researchers developed a silicon heterojunction solar cell based on p-type gallium-doped wafers that they said has an efficiency of 22.6% and improved stability.
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a revolutionary lithium-metal battery chemistry that they believe will allow EV batteries to almost double capacity, while also overcoming historic setbacks.
Also on the rise: SoCalEdison launches a $436 million EV charge program; Ohio adds a hurdle for renewable project developers; and Cummins begins testing a hydrogen-fueled ICE.
Kent Kernahan set out to take the heat out of solar cells. He and his partners may end up bringing solar manufacturing jobs to disadvantaged communities and making low-cost rooftop solar widely available.
An origami-inspired umbrella that can power a refrigerator was designed by an MIT-spawned innovation firm along with architects and an Italian frozen-desserts brand.
Using a modified version of the same technology used in AA batteries, Urban Electric Power was accepted into EPRI’s Incubatenergy Labs program to prove their technology’s worth in front of some of the nation’s top utilities.
Even 100% renewables could be reached with existing technology, the study said. Stanford University’s Mark Jacobson commented that system costs would be even lower with additional measures.
These companies are producing solar energy generating windows, flexible surfaces, and blinds as a creative, distributed way to meet the energy demand of buildings.