Posts tagged: solar energy

NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

By: Robin Whitlock The new windows rely on advanced materials such as perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes. The technology responds to heat by transforming from transparent to tinted and as the window darkens, it generates electricity. The colour change is driven by molecules of methylamine that are reversibly absorbed into the device. When solar energy […]

Friday December 1st, 2017 in , , , | No Comments »

For Clean-Energy Jobs, Sky’s the Limit

By: Mike Hughlett Farm fields stretched out 24 stories below Will Osborn, the landscape dotted with silos and farmhouses. Of course, he didn’t have much time to gaze. Planted atop a wind turbine — one of a few dozen at his work site in Sauk Centre, Minnesota — Osborn was diagnosing a weather sensor. Osborn’s […]

California Set to Eclipse Renewable Energy Target

By: Peter Miller California has consistently set the bar high when it comes to climate action, and in the case of renewable energy, the state has consistently over-performed. The latest report from the California Public Utilities Commission shows that major utilities have already met or will soon exceed the state’s renewable energy target of 33 percent clean […]

Battery Stores Solar Energy for Heating Later

By: Tim Sandle Boston – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable battery that can capture solar energy and then store the energy to be used as heat at a later point in time. The energy is released on exposure to light. The application of the battery could be of use to […]

Thursday November 23rd, 2017 in , , | No Comments »

Transparent Solar Panels Slated to Innovate Green Energy

Researchers developed transparent solar panels that will turn every window into a power source: here’s how they did it. Solar panels have become commonly associated with the image of large black squares covering an expansive landscape. But the latest advancement in solar panel technology indicates this could soon change, as a team of researchers at Michigan State […]