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Doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible.
Combining aspects of high-energy lithium-sulfur batteries with flow battery technology can lower costs.
Advances like GE’s new hybrid wind turbines could make renewable energy more practical.
The automaker is using technology from SolarFuel to make renewable methane for natural-gas vehicles.
Sol Voltaics plans to make a nanowire-laden ink to boost solar panel efficiency using a rapid manufacturing process.
A new way to convert heat into electricity could lead to more efficient solar power.
With no one buying new equipment, solar companies are looking to make the best of existing technology.
First Solar’s strong finances are helping fund innovation and drive down the cost of solar power.