Energy & Green Tech

Californians told not to charge EVs as grid struggles in heat wave

Californians were told Wednesday not to charge their electric vehicles during peak hours, just days after the state said it would stop selling gas-powered cars, as the aging electricity grid struggles with a fearsome heatwave.

Energy & Green Tech

With new solar modules, greenhouses run on their own energy

Plants use light waves from only a portion of the spectrum for photosynthesis—the remainder can be recovered and used to generate solar power. That's the idea behind the solar modules developed by EPFL startup Voltiris. ...

Energy & Green Tech

Splitting water using bismuth vanadate

The photocatalytic water splitting process holds appeal for scientists as a solution to both energy and environmental problems. In this process, water is split into oxygen and hydrogen using light energy and a catalyst. As ...

Engineering

Researchers 'shift the sun' to improve solar cells

Solar cells are a key feature of creating a sustainable energy ecosystem for the future. Existing solar arrays and cells can produce clean energy from the most abundant source in nature. But increasing their efficiencies ...

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