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True-meaning wearable displays: Self-powered, washable and wearable

When we think about clothes, they are usually formed with textiles and have to be both wearable and washable for daily use; however, smart clothing has had a problem with its power sources and moisture permeability, which causes the devices to malfunction. This problem has now been overcome by a research team, who developed a…

Powering devices — with a desk lamp?

Batteries power most of our devices, and even some cars. But researchers now report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a step toward running electronic devices in homes and offices on the light coming from lamps scattered around the room. The team developed special light harvesters, like those used for solar power, optimized to produce…

Finding the right ‘dose’ for solar geoengineering

New research finds that if solar geoengineering is used to cut global temperature increases in half, there could be worldwide benefits without exacerbating change in any large geographic area. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Spectroscopy on individual molecules

While spectroscopic measurements are normally averaged over myriad molecules, a new method provides precise information about the interaction of individual molecules with their environment. This will accelerate the identification of efficient molecules for future photovoltaic technologies, for example. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Machine learning used to identify high-performing solar materials

Thanks to a study that combines the power of supercomputing with data science and experimental methods, researchers have developed a novel ‘design to device’ approach to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News — ScienceDaily

Chirality yields colossal photocurrent

Typically, light is converted to electricity by chemically altering a semiconductor to have a built-in electric field. A team of researchers has developed an alternative means using a unique semi-metal that intrinsically generates direct current through the nonlinear mixing of the waves of light. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News…

Estimation of technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production

Scientists have evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries and estimated technology levels necessary for the systems to produce hydrogen at a globally competitive cost. The results obtained in this research may provide vital guidelines for pushing the intermittent renewable power generation systems as a main power…

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