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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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Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

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

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 – Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy's ... Read Post

Quantum world without queues could lead to better solar cells

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 hours ago)

In a recent study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers have used new technology to study extremely fast processes in solar cells. The research results form a concrete step towards more efficient solar cells. The upper limit f... 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 (last year)

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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