Category Archives: News

Nikkei: This Year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Draws Attention to the Competition in Li-Ion Battery Industry

published: 2019-10-21 11:46 | editor | category: News
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for their work in developing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. The sharing of the prestigious prize among the three scientists has also reignited the market’s interest in Li-ion batteries, an energy storage technology that is now indispensable in people’s everyday lives. ...  more

Nano Material MXene Can Boost the Efficiency of Peroskite PV Cell by 25%

published: 2019-10-18 0:30 | editor | category: News
A team of Russian and Italian researchers have successfully developed a new type of Perovskite PV cell which utilizes a special nano material known as MXene to increase its performance. According to the researchers, the use of MXene can boost the efficiency of the PV cells for electric charge conversion by as much as 20%. ...  more

Floating Solar on the Rise in Renewable Energy

published: 2019-10-17 0:00 | editor | category: News
The floating photovoltaics, according to the World Bank’s report, has come a very long way. The first floating solar energy was built in Japan in 2007. Soon countries like France, Italy, South Korea, Spain, and the U.S. all followed suit and tested with their own installations of smaller scales, which are mainly for research and demonstration. ...  more

Swiss Firm Develops Energy Kites to Harvest Strong Winds at an Altitude of 500 Meters for Power Generation

published: 2019-10-16 15:25 | editor | category: News
A radical concept developed by a Swiss firm has upended the popular understanding that capturing wind energy for electricity generation requires tall wind turbines with huge blades erected on land or at sea. TwingTec, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), has developed an airborne wind energy (AWE) system that works similar to flying a kite. ...  more