Energy & Green Tech

Solar energy could turn the Belt and Road Initiative green

The region covered by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has significant potential to be powered by solar energy, researchers report June 27 in the journal Joule. Less than 4 percent of the maximum solar potential of the ...

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Floating power plants

Paper, tin cans, glass—the world recycles as much as possible. So why not declare the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) a recycling product as well? Liquid fuels based on carbon will continue to play an important role ...

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Power system takes portable approach with roll-up solar panels

(Phys.org)—Imagine a solar power plant with a rollable solar field—a mat rolled out in minutes that can give stranded residents the power they need to get by. That is reality, as a company's portable solar power technology ...

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Floating solar power plant in China connected to grid

(Tech Xplore)—China is addressing its environmental future. One sign is a floating solar farm power plant built on a former coal-mining area, and the floating power plant has been successfully connected to the grid, in ...

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Efficiency of silicon solar cells climbs past 26 percent

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers working at Kaneka Corporation has broken the record for silicon-based solar cell efficiency by producing a cell that was tested to be 26.3-percent efficient—an increase of 0.7 percent ...

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Several thousand suns in a laboratory

Eighteen light sources arranged in a half-sphere can mimic the equivalent of several thousand times the sun's radiation received on earth, with unparalleled power and precision. This system, developed by an EPFL laboratory, ...

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GE Global Research is exploring renewable energy system

Tables are turned on declaring CO2 as one of the key enemies of mankind and the future, at least in one initiative. Scientists there have come up with a twist. While CO2 emissions are notorious contributors to climate change, ...

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