Engineering

Solar cell keeps working long after sun sets

About 750 million people in the world do not have access to electricity at night. Solar cells provide power during the day, but saving energy for later use requires substantial battery storage.

Energy & Green Tech

Wind, solar could replace coal power in Texas

Texas can be a model for the nation on how to effectively replace coal with wind and solar for the state's energy needs while meeting environmental goals, according to new research by Rice University engineers. 

Energy & Green Tech

Can nuclear generation reduce European reliance on Russian gas?

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the International Energy Agency and the European Commission have come up with plans to rapidly reduce the European Union's imports of Russian natural gas. While the International Energy ...

Engineering

Portable generator powers small safety devices

A new stick-like, water-based device can convert energy from movement into electricity. The technology, which was reported in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could be used to power portable devices, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Benefits of clean energy tax credits far outweigh costs

Tax credits to boost clean energy deployment are an important part of the climate provisions within the Build Back Better Act being debated by Congress—and new analysis from the University of Chicago suggests that the benefits ...

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