energy

Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency of 47% Demonstrated

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

A new six-junction solar cell, developed by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), converts 47.1% of incident light into electricity when combined with optical concentration.

GE Hitachi Starts Licensing Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

Posted in Business, Science on 3rd Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

They say it will be price competitive with natural gas. Small Reactor projects will be $1-2 billion instead of $10+ billion for large reactors.

Flue gases extract methane from permafrost while reducing emissions

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

University in Edinburgh are looking at a way of extracting methane from Arctic permafrost in a manner that reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

Concentrated solar viable for industrial uses after exceeding 1,000°C

Posted in Hardware, Science on 22nd Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Advanced computer vision software that allows a large array of computer-controlled mirrors (known as heliostats) to focus their reflected sunlight onto a target with ultra-high accuracy, resulting in ultra-high temperatures.

Progress to a Hydrogen Economy With Better Production from Seawater

Posted in Business, Science on 21st Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The device, composed of inexpensive non-noble metal nitrides, manages to avoid many of the obstacles that have limited earlier attempts to inexpensively produce hydrogen or safe drinking water from seawater