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Brown liquor and solar cells to provide sustainable electricity

A breakthrough for inexpensive electricity from solar cells, and a massive investment in wind power, will mean a need to store energy in an intelligent way. According to research at Linköping University, published in Science, batteries of biological waste products from pulp mills could provide the solution. read more
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Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (4 days ago)

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun. read more Read Post

Breakthrough in electricity storage: New large and powerful redox flow battery

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

More and more electricity is being generated from intermittent sources of power, such as solar and wind energy. Powerful electric energy storage devices are necessary to level out corresponding irregularities in the power supply. Sc... Read Post

Wireless device converts 'lost' energy into electric power: Metamaterial cells provide electric power as efficiently as solar panels

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (9 months ago)

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. Read Post


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