Toward 'greener,' inexpensive solar cells
Sep 28, 2016
Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists are reporting in the Journal of the American ...
Stacked perovskite/CIGS solar module achieves unprecedented efficiency at 17.8 percent
Sep 27, 2016
Scientists from imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, ...
Your TV may use more energy than you think, group charges
Sep 21, 2016
An environmental group accused three major television manufacturers Wednesday of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour by designing them to draw less power during government ...
MEPhI scientists find way to raise energy efficiency of lighting facilities
Sep 21, 2016
Energy efficiency and energy savings are the first among five new priority directions of Russia's innovative development. One of methods, which can raise the efficiency of electric power use, is incandescent lamp replacement ...
How airlines are cutting their carbon footprint
Sep 21, 2016
The global aviation industry has pledged that by 2050, it will reduce its net carbon emissions to half its 2005 levels. Achieving this will require not only improved engine efficiency and aerodynamics, but also a turn to ...
Silicon fluorescent material developed enabling observations under a bright 'biological optical window'
Sep 16, 2016
NIMS MANA research groups and a Nagoya University research group jointly developed a silicon fluorescent material that is very low in toxicity and high in luminescence efficiency, compared to conventional materials. Under ...
Rapid gene analysis method accelerates photosynthesis studies
Sep 13, 2016
Throughout the growing season seemingly benign clouds pass over millions of acres of crops, causing rapid fluctuations in light intensity and inadvertently robbing these plants of their productivity—this costs us untold ...
The green light for green buildings—retrofitting Europe
Sep 12, 2016
Retrofitting public buildings is crucial to meeting Europe's energy efficiency goals. But can new knowledge in retrofitting be replicated across the EU?
US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies: report
Sep 08, 2016
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for innovation for what the report's ...
Going sustainable to rejuvenate the suburbs
Aug 31, 2016
Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Many peripheral areas are becoming ...