Posts tagged: Stanford University

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

BY Jon Fingas   Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn’t practical; it’s expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this problem, Stanford University researchers have created a new form of solar […]

Wind and Solar Harvest Enough Energy Now to Pay Back Manufacture Plus Add Storage

Renewable power can pay for its own manufacture via energy produced plus cover the cost of adding batteries Mar 21, 2014 |By Nathanael Massey and Nature magazine To be cost-effective, any source of power has to produce more energy than it consumes. Oil companies would hardly turn a profit, for example, if extracting a barrel […]

Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy

Mark Jacobson and his colleagues have created a 50-state roadmap for replacing coal, oil and natural gas with wind, water and solar energy. By Mark Shwartz Stanford University scientist Mark Jacobson has developed a 50-state roadmap for transforming the United States from dependence on fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. He unveiled […]

Nano Panels Beam Heat Into Space!

Heat from the sun gets absorbed our atmosphere, and therein lies the basis of global warming, but Stanford scientists have developed a panel that can return heat to space. Is this the basis for future geo-engineering? Courtesy: Tweet

Stanford Professor on Letterman: Powering Entire World on Renewable Energy No Problem

A Stanford University professor used a late-night television appearance earlier this month to do more than just advocate renewable energy. Mark Jacobson suggested that the entire world could easily live off renewable energy. “There’s enough wind to power the entire world, for all purposes, around seven times over,” the professor of civil and environmental engineering […]