Sustainable electricity generation at low temperatures

The MoNiKa facility will be used mainly for application-oriented research projects. Credit: Markus Breig/Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT Low-temperature heat in the form of waste heat from industry or geothermal power plants offers big potential for sustainable and need-tailored power supply. The Modular Low-temperature Cycle Karlsruhe (MoNiKa), the only research facility of...

Chevron, Toyota announce alliance on hydrogen technology

Chevron announced a strategic hydrogen technology alliance with Toyota, but said it will keep selling gasoline Chevron and Toyota announced Wednesday a first step towards a strategic alliance to commercialize hydrogen, which is seen as an environmentally-friendly transportation fuel option. The alliance, which is centered on the United States, is...

Perovskite solar cells exceed 25% power-conversion efficiency

Highly luminescent and stable alpha-FAPbI3 perovskite via HCOO- anion engineering. Credit: Jin Young Kim (UNIST) Perovskites are hybrid compounds that can be made from metal halides and organic constituents. Their attractive structural and electronic properties have placed them at the forefront of materials' research, with enormous potential for transforming a...

Fast mitigation of power grid instability risks

Credit: Pavel Odinev / Skoltech Skoltech scientists in collaboration with researchers from the University of Arizona and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an approach that allows power grids to return to stability fast after demand response perturbation. Their research at the crossroads of demand response, smart grids, and...

Solar panels are contagious—but in a good way

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The number of solar panels within shortest distance from a house is the most important factor in determining the likelihood of that house having a solar panel, when compared with a host of socio-economic and demographic variables. This is shown in a new study by scientists...

Hybrid leader Toyota turns on electrics

Toyota showed off at the Shanghai motor show a number of electric vehicles for the Chinese market, currently the only country where it offers electric versions of its popular models Toyota, which pioneered hybrid cars, unveiled Monday plans for its first global line-up of battery electric vehicles as other carmakers...

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