As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.
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MIT and Northwestern researchers create hybrid perovskite materials that could help improve the quality of solar cells and light sources.
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New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
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How indoor solar cells could help power the Internet of Things.
May 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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System achieves new level of efficiency in harnessing sunlight to make fresh potable water from seawater.
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Starting with higher-value niche markets and then expanding could help perovskite-based solar panels become competitive with silicon.
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Solar panel costs have dropped lately, but slimming down silicon wafers could lead to even lower costs and faster industry expansion.
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MIT researchers review renewable energy and carbon pricing policies as states consider repealing or relaxing renewable portfolio standards.
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MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal.
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Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate renewable fuels. Here, she tells us about why she switched from cancer research to sustainability, how her Fellowship programme is helping her develop leadership skills, and why eggs in her childhood home would regularly go missing.
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