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...
A cheap sodium salt battery could shake up grid storage

A cheap sodium salt battery could shake up grid storage

Stanford University researchers have made a sodium-ion battery that can store the same amount of energy as today’s ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries at much lower cost. The battery, reported in the journal Nature Energy, could provide a cheap, green way to store...
Water Evaporation Could Power Much of the US

Water Evaporation Could Power Much of the US

Natural water evaporation could be an immense source of renewable energy. Harvesting this energy using special evaporation-driven engines could generate enough power for most of the United States, a new study published in Nature Communications shows. If we could place...

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