New Solar Greenhouse: A Greener Way to Grow Your Greens

New Solar Greenhouse: A Greener Way to Grow Your Greens

A new greenhouse can grow food while also generating electricity. Putting regular solar panels on a greenhouse would block sunlight from reaching plants. But the roof of new greenhouse is made of dye-infused electricity-generating panels that let some light through...
Using light to turn carbon dioxide into useful methane

Using light to turn carbon dioxide into useful methane

One way to stem our carbon dioxide emissions is to trap the gas and turn it into chemicals, fuels, and other useful products. Korean researchers have now reported a simple way to produce methane from carbon dioxide using sunlight and common metals. Why turn one...
Invisible solar cells are closer than you think

Invisible solar cells are closer than you think

The best way to plaster more surfaces with solar cells? Make them invisible. Transparent solar cell that can be coated on windows and buildings could potentially generate just as much power as rooftop solar panels, according to a new analysis. See-through solar cells...
North Atlantic Winds Could Power the Whole World

North Atlantic Winds Could Power the Whole World

New research shows the immense potential of ocean-based wind farms. Winds over the North Atlantic are strong enough that they could theoretically provide enough energy for all of civilization, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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