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Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses
12 Feb 2019 at 5:15am
The Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research.
Evidence for a new fundamental constant of the sun
7 Feb 2019 at 8:12am
New research shows that the sun's magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed.
Environmental regulations may have unintended consequences in energy production
4 Feb 2019 at 9:42am
Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. Although the regulations seem to have improved preservation efforts, they may have had unintended consequences in energy production, leading to more greenhouse gas emissions.
A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban...
4 Feb 2019 at 8:46am
Researchers have developed a new approach for calculating fast and accurate the solar energy potential of surfaces in the urban environment. The new approach can significantly help architects and urban planners to incorporate photovoltaic (solar power) technology in their designs.
Estimation of technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen produ...
31 Jan 2019 at 7:10am
Scientists have evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries and estimated technology levels necessary for the systems to produce hydrogen at a globally competitive cost. The results obtained in this research may provide vital guidelines for pushing the intermittent renewable power generation systems as a main power source of the country.
Hybrid electricity system would reduce rates, improve service
31 Jan 2019 at 5:42am
A new distribution system would reduce electricity prices by more than five per cent while also improving service reliability.
Self-assembling nanomaterial offers pathway to more efficient, affordable har...
24 Jan 2019 at 2:14pm
New nanomaterials could provide a pathway to more efficient and potentially affordable harvesting of solar energy. Early research suggests these materials could create more usable charges and increase the theoretical efficiency of solar cells up to 44 percent.
New water splitting catalyst could make it easier to generate solar fuel
23 Jan 2019 at 10:17am
Water splitting, the process of harvesting solar energy to generate energy-dense fuels, could be simplified thanks to new research.
North Sea rocks could act as large-scale renewable energy stores
21 Jan 2019 at 8:53am
Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.
Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger
14 Jan 2019 at 5:28am
Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. Scientists found that the energy of ocean waves has been growing globally, and they found a direct association between ocean warming and the increase in wave energy.
Integrated pathways for meeting climate targets and ensuring access to safe w...
11 Jan 2019 at 6:51am
Researchers have led work to develop new pathways showing how the world can develop water and energy infrastructure consistent with both the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) -- ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
A new way to measure solar panel degradation
10 Jan 2019 at 11:17am
How does one inspect solar panels in real time, in a way that is both cost-effective and time-efficient? Researchers have now developed and improved statistical and machine learning-based alternatives to enable real-time inspection of solar panels. Their research found a new application for clustering-based computation, which uses past meteorological data to compute performance ratios and degradation rates.
Racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar energy in the United Sta...
10 Jan 2019 at 11:17am
Fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ownership, according to a new study.
New materials could help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells
10 Jan 2019 at 11:16am
New research could lead to the design of new materials to help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs).
Great potential for floating solar photovoltaics systems
8 Jan 2019 at 9:54am
Researchers estimate that installing floating solar photovoltaics on the more than 24,000 human-made US reservoirs could generate about 10 percent of the nation's annual electricity production. Their findings reveal for the first time the potential for floating PV to produce electricity in the United States.