Promising news for producing fuels through artificial photosynthesisFri, 07 Mar 2014 13:36:31 EST
Nearly 90-percent of the electrons generated by a semiconductor/cobaloxime hybrid catalyst designed to store solar energy in hydrogen are being stored in their intended target molecules. Smart grid for electric vehicle fleetWed, 05 Mar 2014 08:46:12 EST
Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. Transparent, color solar cells fuse energy, beautyTue, 04 Mar 2014 13:00:29 EST
Colorful, see-through solar cells could one day be used to make stained-glass windows, decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity. Solar power: Making it less expensive and more efficientTue, 04 Mar 2014 09:50:33 EST
Researchers are reporting early results on a way to make solar-powered panels in lights, calculators and roofs lighter, less expensive, more flexible (therefore less breakable) and more efficient. Artificial photosynthesis: Key intermediate steps in artificial photosynthesis reaction identifiedTue, 04 Mar 2014 09:50:25 EST
The first direct, temporally resolved observations of intermediate steps in water oxidation using cobalt oxide, an Earth-abundant solid catalyst, revealed kinetic bottlenecks whose elimination would help boost the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis systems.