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Solar thermal energy has long been undermined by cheaper natural gas and conventional photovoltaics in the United States. Outside the U.S., however, the power source is being embraced, with new solar thermal plants in the works in China, Africa, and the Middle East.
Date: 11/04/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
The National Institute for Materials Science has developed a method for manufacturing perovskite materials with a wider absorption spectrum, enhancing efficiency compared to conventional methods.
Date: 11/02/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
McKinsey's predictions about energy were broadly on target in 2007. Here's how things could turn out dying the next eight years.
Date: 10/30/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Tags: energy
As more and more silicon transistors are needed for increasingly complex and efficient computer chips, manufacturers look for alternatives. Carbon nanotubes have promising electrical properties, but haven't been commercially viable up until now.
Date: 10/21/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
John Schramski uses a battery as a metaphor to understand the globe's stagnating economic and political systems and their close relatives: collapsing ecosystems. This "battery" is not being replenished as quickly as it is being drained, thus calling for drastic energy conservation.
Date: 09/03/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded FlexTech Alliance a Cooperative Agreement to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics that will involve Michael Chabinyc, Tim Cheng, and Rachel Segalman.
Date: 09/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
Matt Scullin of Michigan State University formed a company that uses thermoelectrics to turn waste heat from car tailpipes into electricity.
Date: 08/20/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
As the government embarks on an ambitious renewables program, researchers seek technology solutions suited to India’s unique conditions.
Date: 08/12/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The core mission of AIM Photonics will be to serve Department of Defense needs, but commercial benefits will emerge from a new economy of scale for integrated photonics.
Date: 08/11/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a new type of photonic channel that has been a missing component for building quantum photonic circuits on a large scale.
Date: 08/07/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics

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