New research to make better batteries
We want them doing more, for longer.
The quest for a better battery is engaging a lot of scientific minds, but it’s not often three advances are reported ...
The ultimate in power windows
Researchers incorporate solar cells in glass.
Australian researchers say they’ve developed new perovskite solar cells that could effectively and efficiently transf...
Ironing out the bumps in perovskite’s potential
Detecting imperfections that reduce performance.
A literal “trick of the light” can detect imperfections in perovskite solar cells, Australian scientists say, boostin...
Researchers make solar efficiency breakthrough
Fast conversion makes technology more viable.
Australian researchers have set a new world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum do...
Generating electricity 'out of thin air'
Researchers unveil a new device powered by a microbe.
Scientists in the US have developed a device they say uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in t...
Extreme weather can disrupt energy supply
We need more storage and grid improvements.
Future climate variation could produce a gap of up to 34% between renewable energy potential and demand without conce...
How Westinghouse lit up the world
Success flowed from the epic Current War.
“Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cut...
Light-loving polymer acts like a sunflower
New smart material could be a game-changer for solar energy.
Many living things exhibit phototropism – the ability to track a light source and align to it. The best-known example...
Charge a car in just 10 minutes?
It’s possible say the engineers behind a new lithium battery.
US mechanical engineers say they have developed a lithium ion battery that can be charged sufficiently in 10 minutes ...
Clean energy technology learning from nature
Innovators observing how plants, animals and even mud behave.
When we think about renewable energy, we think of rolling fields with windmills or industrial rooftops covered in sil...
How the bunnies got their power
Looking back on the events that led to the birth of the battery.
A 2004 article on the history of batteries written to promote a Canadian company begins: “The battery is one of the m...
Epoxy resin solves solar tech pollution problems
Addition makes perovskite cells environmentally friendly.
The addition of a specially designed polymer could solve one of the major problems associated with perovskite solar c...