Special solar panels could work when the sun goes down

What if solar panels could generate power when there's no sunlight? It could be possible with the right solar cell, reasearchers say.

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: renewable-energy sun earth-and-environment solar-energy

‘Detours’ might lead to better batteries

Defects could actually make batteries better, which could affect transportation, electronics, and solar power energy storage, researchers report.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Dec. 31, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: electronics batteries featured science-and-technology solar-energy

Durable or recyclable? These goals tend to clash

"What we have found is that sometimes when you design for recyclability, you give up on durability, and when durability is the goal, recyclability is sacrificed."

Josh Brown-Georgia Tech • futurity
April 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability electronics recycling renewable-energy earth-and-environment solar-energy

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