Green Energy

Another High Efficiency Solar Cell Material for 29+% Efficiency

Another High Efficiency Solar Cell Material for 29+% Efficiency Brian Wang | January 13, 2020 | Researchers combined an aluminum source into their hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) reactor, then demonstrated the growth of the semiconductors aluminum indium phosphide (AlInP) and aluminum gallium indium phosphide (AlGaInP) for the first time by this technique. The current…

Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

Malian local greenhouse production of food crops, including tomatoes, cucumbers, papayas, melons, and peppers. Credit: Anastasia Sogodogo/USAID New research from the University of California San Diego finds that solar geoengineering—the intentional reflection of sunlight away from the Earth’s surface—may reduce income inequality between countries. In a study recently published in Nature Communications, researchers examine the…

CES 2020: These car tech innovations will change your life

The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades. Or maybe you don’t… Bosch This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around. CES 2020 is a wonderful yet bewildering place, jam-packed with available-right-now tech and never-will-be moonshots in equal measure. It’s hard to…

The burden of proof rests on Mark Carney, and he hasn’t made his case against fossil fuels

By John ConstableMark Carney is using his final days as governor of the Bank of England to intimidate institutional financial managers by suggesting that investments in conventional energy are high-risk adventures requiring special justification.However, consideration of the state of the global energy supply over the past 30 years suggests that if anyone has some explaining…

The Tragedy of Germany’s Energy Experiment

The country is moving beyond nuclear power. But at what cost?By Jochen BittnerContributing Opinion WriterJan. 8, 2020, 1:00 a.m. ETThe nuclear plant in Philippsburg, Germany, was shut down on Dec. 31.Credit…Ronald Wittek/EPA, via ShutterstockHAMBURG, Germany — Are the Germans irrational? Steven Pinker seems to think so. Professor Pinker, a Harvard psychologist, told the German newsmagazine…

Solar plants costing €300m planned for Republic

Danish group Obton and Irish company Shannon Energy plan to spend €300 million building plants that will generate electricity from solar power in the Republic. Obton and Shannon Energy said on Wednesday that they had formed a joint venture to develop solar farms, which use panels of specially manufactured cells to convert the sun’s heat…