Renewable Energy Research

Leah Twilley - December 19, 2014

Researchers Developing Affordable Flow Battery Technology

The wind and sun can produce great amounts of power, but it can usually only be harnessed when it’s windy and the sun is shining. Researchers at Grand Valley State University and Ann...

Mike Janes - November 05, 2014

Boosting Solar Photovoltaic Efficiency with 'Tinkertoy' Materials

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have received a $1.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to develop a technique that they believe will...

Bill Scanlon - November 03, 2014

Biofuel Opportunity: Reviving Algae from the (Almost) Dead

Tucked away in darkness and almost dead, algae can emerge from a frigid and foggy environment to live again — and perhaps even become the seeds for a new beginning that can provide...

- October 24, 2014

Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque,...

Nancy Bazilchuk - October 22, 2014

Turning Humble Seaweed to Biofuel

The sea has long been a source of Norway’s riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher hopes to add seaweed to this list as he refines a way to produce “biocrude”...

Bill Scanlon - October 17, 2014

New Software Modeling Tool a Boon for Wind Industry

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics — it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the...

Pam Frost Gorder - October 07, 2014

All-in-One Solution: Solar that Stores Its Own Power

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery.

David Chandler - October 01, 2014

How to Make a “Perfect” Solar Absorber

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths...

Bill Scanlon - August 28, 2014

Researchers Develop Faster, Cheaper Way to Make Solar Cells

A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted...

- August 25, 2014

The Power of Salt

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT.

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