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  • NASA’s IRIS spots nanojets: Shining light on heating the solar corona
    on September 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Researchers report the first ever clear images of nanojets — bright thin lights that travel perpendicular to the magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere, called the corona — in a process that reveals the existence of one of the potential coronal heating candidates: nanoflares.

  • Researcher analyzes the use of solar energy at US airports
    on September 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    By studying 488 public airports in the United States, researchers found that 20% of them have adopted solar photovoltaic (PV), commonly known as solar panels, over the last decade.

  • Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat
    on September 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    New heat-harnessing ‘solar’ cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can’t convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat, as well as harvesting waste heat from exhaust pipes and chimneys.

  • Theoretically, two layers are better than one for solar-cell efficiency
    on September 15, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Solar cells have come a long way, but inexpensive, thin film solar cells are still far behind more expensive, crystalline solar cells in efficiency. Now, a team of researchers suggests that using two thin films of different materials may be the way to go to create affordable, thin film cells with about 34% efficiency.

  • California offshore winds show promise as power source
    on September 8, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    One of the challenges of moving toward fully renewable energy in California by 2045 is matching production to demand. Consumer demand peaks in the evening when solar energy is no longer available. Offshore wind energy has the potential to help meet this demand.

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  • Sodium-ion batteries are a valid alternative to Lithium-ion batteries
    on September 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    A team of scientists combined their knowledge and expertise to assess the current status of the Na-ion technology from materials to cell development, offering a realistic comparison of the key performance indicators for NBs and LIBs.

  • New discovery to have huge impact on development of future battery cathodes
    on September 21, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    A new article reveals how researchers fully identified the nature of oxidized oxygen in the important battery material – Li-rich NMC – using RIXS (Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering). This compound is being closely considered for implementation in next generation Li-ion batteries because it delivers higher energy density than current materials, and could translate to longer driving ranges for electric vehicles and enable scientists to tackle issues like battery longevity and voltage fade.

  • Fast calculation dials in better batteries
    on September 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    A simpler and more efficient way to predict the performance of batteries will lead to better batteries, according to engineers.

  • Predicting the slow death of lithium-ion batteries
    on September 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    A new model offers a way to predict the condition of a battery’s internal systems in real-time with far more accuracy than existing tools. In electric cars, the technology could improve driving range estimates and prolong battery life.

  • Scientists probe the chemistry of a single battery electrode particle both inside and out
    on September 9, 2020 at 12:05 am

    Cracks and chemical reactions on a battery particle’s surface can degrade performance, and the particle’s ability to absorb and release lithium ions also changes over time. Scientists stuck a single particle the size of a red blood cell to the tip of a microscopic needle and probed it with X-rays to see how interior and surface changes influence each other.

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