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The future of energy is being shaped in Asia

January 5th, 2020 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

China now accounts for almost three-quarters of global solar panel production. A Frenchman is credited with being the first to discover the photovoltaic effect that produces electricity from sunlight. The first solar panel was built in the US. But when Abu Dhabi decided to build the world’s largest individual solar power project, they looked east […]



The major discoveries that could transform the world in the next decade

January 2nd, 2020 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Here’s what scientists are really excited about. The last decade ushered in some truly revolutionary advances in science, from the discovery of the Higgs boson to the use of CRISPR for Sci-Fi esque gene editing. But what are some of the biggest breakthroughs still to come? Live Science asked several experts in their field what […]



Gates, Bezos bet on flow battery technology, a potential rival to big bets on lithium-ion

December 18th, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

H/O ESS containers The U.S. energy storage market is expected to grow by a factor of 12 in the next five years, from 430MW deployed in 2019 to more than 5GW and a value of more than $5 billion by 2024, says Wood Mackenzie Energy Storage Service. Tesla and GM are making big bets on […]



5 emerging energy technologies to watch out for in 2020

December 12th, 2019 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

2019 was a year of consolidation rather than breakthroughs for clean energy technologies. Will 2020 be different? This year will likely be remembered as a period of technology consolidation rather than breakthrough innovation in the energy industry. Emerging industries such as offshore wind and lithium-ion battery storage have gone from strength to strength. Meanwhile, more […]



Futuristic advancements we can expect within the next decade

December 12th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Our society has made incredible advancements in technology, resulting in pivotal discoveries and accomplishments. We are lucky to be living in a time when science and innovation are proceeding at an increasingly rapid pace. The things we see as commonplace today were simply science-fiction just 10-20 years ago. Looking to the next decade, here are […]



Scientists develop superfast-charging, high-capacity potassium batteries

November 19th, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

Skoltech researchers in collaboration with scientists from the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS and the Ural Federal University have shown that high-capacity, high-power batteries can be made from organic materials without lithium or other rare elements. In addition, they demonstrated the impressive stability of cathode materials and recorded high energy density in […]



Futuristic advancements we can expect within the next decade

November 18th, 2019 at 3:23 pm » Comments Off

Our society has made incredible advancements in technology, resulting in pivotal discoveries and accomplishments. We are lucky to be living in a time when science and innovation are proceeding at an increasingly rapid pace. The things we see as commonplace today were simply science-fiction just 10-20 years ago. Looking to the next decade, here are […]



Gas plants will get crushed by wind, solar by 2035, study says

November 18th, 2019 at 3:14 pm » Comments Off

Generators now on drawing boards will be left uneconomical Natural gas-fired power plants, which have crushed the economics of coal, are on the path to being undercut themselves by renewable power and big batteries, a study found. By 2035, it will be more expensive to run 90% of gas plants being proposed in the U.S. […]



A new floating solar farm shows that renewables can be easy

November 15th, 2019 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

The Sekdoorn floating solar farm in the Netherlands is completed after a record six weeks of work. This is the fastest construction speed ever for the German company specialized in the renewables sector BayWa r.e., who worked together with its Dutch partner GroenLeven to build the power plant. The construction was done in only six […]



Renewables meet 50% of electricity demand on Australia’s power grid for first time

November 14th, 2019 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

For a brief moment solar, wind and hydro combined to deliver more than half the power into the National Electricity Market Australia’s main electricity grid was briefly powered by 50% renewable energy this week in a new milestone that experts say will become increasingly normal. Data on the sources of power in the National Electricity […]



How cheap must batteries get for renewables to compete with fossil fuels?

November 4th, 2019 at 1:47 pm » Comments Off

Production of lithium batteries for environmentally friendly electric cars future of energy  While solar and wind power are rapidly becoming cost-competitive with fossil fuels in areas with lots of sun and wind, they still can’t provide the 24/7 power we’ve become used to. At present, that’s not big a problem because the grid still features […]



Scientists accidentally discover new, stable form of plutonium

October 29th, 2019 at 2:45 pm » Comments Off

The team who discovered the stable new form of plutonium, standing with the ROBL spectrometer that confirmed the findK. Kvashnina/ESRF A team of scientists has discovered a new, stable form of plutonium – and done so by accident. The famously unstable element is tricky to transport, store and dispose of, but the find could lead […]



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