The world is moving toward clean and renewable energy, but the ways to harvest them remain expensive and inefficient. New research developed self-assembling nanomaterials that solve the issues that come with current methods of collecting energy.
Energy January 28, 2019
A new research found that installing wind turbines and solar panels across the Sahara Desert could supply energy for the entire world and turn the arid land into fertile soil. The renewable energy farm could increase precipitation across the landscape.
Earth/Environment September 9, 2018
Adding a fresh leg up to technologies seeking to replace silicon in solar panels, a photovoltaic perovskite ink has been created which dries up in a minute at 100°C on any surface, paving for cost-effective mass production.
Energy March 24, 2017
Could Tesla's newest solar roof be cheaper than regular roofs? Well, that's a yes and a no. At the end of the day, Elon Musk hopes these roofs will replace the normal ones in the future, but it may take a number of years for it to happen.
Smart Home November 20, 2016
Land Art Generator calculates the number of solar panels needed to provide renewable energy to the entire Earth. Currently, only 0.39 percent of the overall energy in the U.S. comes from solar energy.
Animals October 8, 2015
The Cochin Airport in India has announced that its international airport will be run entirely on solar power, making it the first in the world to do so. The Indian government has begun directing other airports in India to do the same.
FUTURE TECH August 19, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for America's shift to renewable energy sources pledging for the installation of over half a billion solar panels within the first four years of her in the office.
Earth/Environment July 27, 2015
A Kickstarter campaign has been started for a new solar panel called 'Solar Paper,' which is being touted as the world's smallest solar panel. Not only is it small, but the panel can charge a smartphone in only 2.5 hours.
Gadgets July 7, 2015
By using Blu-ray discs of a Jackie Chan movie, researchers from the Northwestern University have found that Blu-ray discs can serve as a cheaper way of boosting the power conversion efficiency of solar panels by almost 12 percent.
Energy November 26, 2014