On the 18th of December, 2020 the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms. Less than one-fifth of the day’s electricity came from coal plants and gas.
U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.K. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy.
Researchers have sent perovskite and organic solar cells on a rocket into space. The solar cells withstood the extreme conditions in space which will set the foundation for future near-Earth application and deep space missions.
A pilot project at Keele University is pumping out a mix of 80 percent natural gas and 20 percent hydrogen made by electrolysis in a shipping container sized unit.
Researchers have developed a generator that uses a field-effect transistor-style structure to instantly produce a surprisingly high voltage from water drops - a single drop can muster 140V, or enough power to briefly light up 100 small LED bulbs.
A new study proposes how thermoradiative technology could be used to make "anti-solar" cells that would work at night. These “anti-solar” cells could revolutionize renewable energy and make it far more proficient.
Tesla has released a giant new version of its latest home solar system – a 15.4 kW solar system suitable for 4,000+ sq ft homes. Tesla also recently launched the third version of its solar roof tiles and started to ramp-up installations.
The station would capture the Sun's energy that never makes it all the way down to Earth. The energy would be converted into microwaves or lasers and be beamed back Earth to be used for our consumption.
Orsted, a Danish company, anticipates that the scale and efficiency of wind farms at sea can play a crucial role to supply heavy industry with green hydrogen. Hydrogen is one of the few fuels that can burn hot enough to make steel and cement.