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With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. If the process can scale up, it could make solar power a dominant source of energy.
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi is building a green metropolis. Should the rest of the world care?
Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.
Vast amounts of the clean-burning fossil fuel have been discovered in shale deposits, setting off a gas rush. But how it will affect our energy use is still uncertain.
“Tunable” windows would let people adjust light and heat levels, but so far it’s been hard to make them affordable.
Researchers achieve a goal they’ve been after since the 1980s—the advance could make cars and airplanes lighter, and renewable energy more practical.
Despite the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the burning of coal has only been accelerating.
Researchers demonstrate a significant jump in the efficiency with which heat can be converted directly into electricity.
ArrayPower says its “sequenced inverter” will cut the cost of solar by more than 10 percent.