solar energy

World Energy Outlook 2016 sees renewables and natural gas transforming global energy through 2040

Posted in Business on 17th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

The era of fossil fuels appears far from over.

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Cells made from inexpensive and increasingly popular perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique.

Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Experts hail rapid transformation that will see clean energy outgrow fossil fuels in the next five years, but warn UK is failing to exploit huge potential.

U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Solar will have nearly tripled in less than three years by 2017, natural gas is the country's chief source of electricity and coal power continues to fade.

Argonne Labs makes solar thermal energy storage 20X better, enables solar to provide power at night

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Solar power on demand, even with no sunlight, through the use of thermal storage.