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  • 2017
  • A paper from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published in Energy and Environmental Science in September 2017 describes a new process that can convert CO2 into ethanol-which can be used as a fuel and already makes up 10 percent of gasoline in the US-and ethylene, which is an important chemical used in industry, perhaps most famously as polyethylene plastic. (singularityhub.com)
  • technology
  • They are working to develop new technology to capture solar energy that, Dr. Jain predicts, "will enable us to have off-grid energy systems that are reliable and can give you a 24/7 supply of energy. (queensu.ca)
  • Several other centers will be trying to improve existing solar cell technology, but we're really trying to invent something completely different," says Brus. (columbia.edu)
  • The world is opening up for a Cambridge company whose technology converts windows into solar panels. (businessweekly.co.uk)
  • These days the media loves to hype emerging technologies, but the truth is we're still using the same solar technology we were back in the 1960's. (wn.com)
  • Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our 20+ years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. (altenergymag.com)
  • This is a negative emissions technology where plants capture carbon dioxide, they're converted into biofuels, and when those fuels are burned, the carbon is captured and sequestered underground. (singularityhub.com)
  • Stefaan de Wolf, another author who is team leader for crystalline silicon research at EPFL in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, said, "We have adapted the technology in our solar cell manufacturing platform at EPFL and found out that these moly oxide layers work extremely well when optimized and used in combination with thin amorphous layer of silicon on crystalline wafers. (innovations-report.com)
  • array
  • We discuss what it means to live with our new off grid 5.2kw solar array and how we manage power living off the grid. (wn.com)
  • Spirit, especially accumulated a lot of dust on its solar array. (universetoday.com)
  • systems
  • Best of all, PETE devices could be cheaply and easily incorporated into existing solar collection systems. (inhabitat.com)
  • Melosh's team also hopes to design devices that can easily be bolted on to existing solar collection systems , so that conversion would also be low-cost. (inhabitat.com)
  • Myth #7: When Grid Power Is Out, The Home Can Still Have Power Using Solar Energy Fact: When the power goes out, grid-tied systems go out too. (wn.com)
  • Typically
  • Typically the recommendation is to hose off the panels once a year or so, but many panel owners actually never clean the panels and instead rely on the rain to do the job for them. (wn.com)
  • efficient
  • A solar panel - to be efficient - must operate at the maximum power point. (queensu.ca)
  • Power electronics is that cluster of technologies that - in a cost-effective and efficient manner - transforms and regulates and stabilizes solar energy to enable us to operate anything that runs on an electric current. (queensu.ca)
  • Since then, solar has become only moderately more efficient (unlike computers or cellphones which experience dramatic improvements in short periods of time). (wn.com)
  • It compares very favorably with some of the biofuels that are in use at the moment, like corn bioethanol, as corn is notoriously less efficient at converting sunlight into stored energy . (singularityhub.com)
  • cell
  • In this illustration, the top images show a cross-section of a solar cell design, called DASH, that uses a combination of moly oxide and lithium fluoride. (innovations-report.com)
  • The bottom images shows the dimensions of the DASH solar cell components. (innovations-report.com)
  • The solar cell industry is driven by the need to reduce costs and increase performance," said James Bullock, the lead author of the study, published this week in Nature Energy . (innovations-report.com)
  • If you look at the architecture of the solar cell we made, it is very simple," said Bullock, of Australian National University (ANU). (innovations-report.com)
  • Then, they applied ultrathin coatings of a material called molybdenum oxide, also known as moly oxide, at the sun-facing side of the solar cell, and lithium fluoride at the bottom surface. (innovations-report.com)
  • They were previously explored for other types of devices, but they were not carefully explored by the crystalline silicon solar cell community," said Javey, the lead senior author of the study. (innovations-report.com)
  • years
  • Once the solar installation has been MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accredited, your FIT will be paid for 20 years, index linked and fully guaranteed. (livemodern.com)
  • clean
  • The Obama administration was no different, and when it came to energy and climate change, a tangled text of sub rosa commitments - to various carbon emissions targets and timetables, to making clean energy ' the profitable kind of energy ,' to investing in clean coal, nuclear power, and solar tax credits - lay beneath the banner headlines about clean energy investments and green jobs. (foreignpolicy.com)