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Drawing on 70 years of historic wind and solar-power data, researchers built an AI model to predict the probability of a network-scale 'drought,' when daily production of renewables fell below a targe...

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A new heat engine with no moving parts is as efficient as a steam turbine

Engineers at MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 p...

April 14, 2022
Solar cell keeps working long after sun sets

Researchers have constructed a photovoltaic cell that harvests energy from the environment during the day and night, making use of the heat leaking from Earth back into space. At night, solar cells ra...

April 06, 2022
Materials scientists finding solutions to biggest hurdle for solar cell technology

Materials scientists have discovered the major reason why perovskite solar cells -- which show great promise for improved energy-conversion efficiency -- degrade in sunlight, causing their performance...

March 16, 2022
3G shutdown: Free tool helps solar installers target upgrades

With the 3G mobile network phaseout beginning at the end of February, a free tool has been developed to help solar installers target projects in need of an upgrade....

March 02, 2022
Solar-powered system offers a route to inexpensive desalination

Researchers developed a desalination system that is more efficient and less expensive than previous methods. In addition to providing fresh water, the process could be used to treat contaminated waste...

February 15, 2022
A tool to speed development of new solar cells

Researchers have developed a computational simulator that can help predict whether changes to materials or design will improve performance in new photovoltaic cells....

December 17, 2021
Metal-halide perovskite semiconductors can compete with silicon counterparts for solar cells, LEDs

Common semiconductor materials for solar cells, such as silicon, must be grown via an expensive process to avoid defects within their crystal structure that affect functionality. But metal-halide pero...

November 01, 2021
NREL, Mines Research Could Indicate Ways to Manufacture Better Silicon Solar Panels

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Colorado School of Mines are applying a new technique to identify defects in silicon solar cells that cau...

October 18, 2021
Combining perovskite with silicon, solar cells convert more energy from sun

Tandem solar cells with world-record efficiency of 29.52% could help rapidly scale up solar energy....

August 23, 2021