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Prospects for more efficient solar energy conversion

Energy is an essential commodity of our existence, as such, having a sustainable, renewable and affordable energy source is vital. Of all the renewable energy sources, the sun is the most promising due to the vast amount ...

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Scientists use sunlight and modified sawdust to reversibly capture carbon dioxide

According to the World Meteorological Organization, greenhouse gas concentrations have reached a record high. In the case of carbon dioxide (CO2),the growth in 2020 exceeded the average for the last decade; despite a 5.6% ...

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Battery 'dream technology' is a step closer to reality with new discovery

A sodium-sulfur battery created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin solves one of the biggest hurdles that has held back the technology as a commercially viable alternative to the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries ...

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Recently developed novel Li-conducting polymeric materials enabling superior lithium metal anodes

To address issues in commercializing Li metal anodes, researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a novel lithium-containing crosslinked polymeric material, LiGL (GL = glycerol). This LiGL polymeric film exhibits ...

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Are microgrids a key to grid resiliency?

The aging energy grid is being pushed to the breaking point. Power outages from extreme weather alone cost anywhere from $2 billion to $77 billion per year. And some isolated communities still rely on diesel generators for ...

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Combined heat and power as a platform for clean energy systems

The state of Georgia could dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, while creating new jobs and a healthier public, if more of its energy-intensive industries and commercial buildings were to utilize combined heat ...