Posts tagged: artificial photosynthesis

Creating a New Way to Store Solar Energy

By: Robbie Harris The solar energy industry is getting better and better at producing power at lower cost than ever before but storing that energy for a rainy day remains a major roadblock. Batteries have their limitations, but scientists at Virginia Tech are taking a cue from how nature’s plants store energy. Plants are actually nature’s storage systems for […]

Storing Solar Energy: Researchers Pave The Way for Artificial Photosynthesis

A team of US and Chinese researchers has developed a new, dual-atom catalyst to serve as a platform for artificial photosynthesis. Solar energy has become increasingly cheaper and more effective, but the problem of energy storage still plagues renewables. Harnessing solar energy is a lofty goal, but being able to store and distribute it when it’s cloudy or dark […]

Bionic Leaf Turns Sunlight into Liquid Fuel

New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis By: Peter Reuell The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel Nocera has his way, it’ll just be a matter of looking for sunny skies. Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, and Pamela Silver, the […]