The schematic structure of the tandem solar cell stack in 3D. Credit: Eike Koehnen/HZB The current world record tandem solar cell provided stable performance for 300 hours – even without encapsulation. An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record […]

Conceptual diagram for producing biofuels using microorganisms as raw materials for wood-based biomass. Credit: Korea Institue of Science and Technology (KIST) Development of a microorganism that doubles the yield of biodiesel precursor production using genetic scissors and based on the principles of evolution; expected to reduce fine dust release and […]

Diggers, buses and other heavy vehicles have been developed to be powered by hydrogen The possibility of a future powered significantly by clean hydrogen has taken a small step closer. The world’s biggest “green” hydrogen developers have joined forces in what they call the Green Hydrogen Catapult. Their ambition is […]

Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce and more flexible than their counterparts made of crystalline silicon, but do not offer the same level of efficiency or stability. A group of researchers led by Prof. Christoph Brabec, Director of the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET) at […]

GETTY IMAGES “As Saudi Arabia is to oil, the UK is to wind” – that’s how Boris Johnson described the country’s potential to capitalise on renewable energy recently. For Scotland, it’s not the first time comparisons have been drawn with Saudi Arabia. Back when he was first minister, Alex Salmond said […]

Rendering of SPARC, a compact, high-field, DT burning tokamak, currently under design by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Commonwealth Fusion Systems. It’s mission is to create and confine a plasma that produces net fusion energy. Credit: CFS/MIT-PSFC — CAD Rendering by T. Henderson Seven studies describe […]

A researcher tests the function of the solar cells inside the glove box. Credit: City University of Hong Kong While the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) — a future of solar cells — has already greatly improved in the past decade, the problems of instability and potential […]

A giant solar farm in China GETTY IMAGES New research suggests that power companies are dragging their feet when it comes to embracing green energy sources such as wind and solar. Only one in 10 energy suppliers globally has prioritised renewables over fossil fuels, the study finds. Even those that […]