A group of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado-Boulder has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizers, using light. This study also included researchers from Utah State University (USU) and Montana State University (MSU). Discovery details The […]
There may be a remarkable potential energy future for nanotubes. Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believe finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator which captures and uses waste heat. According to press information, this research might help guide the manufacture of […]
New analysis from NREL nearly doubles its previous estimates, showing US building rooftop PV could generate close to 40% of national electricity sales. Analysts have used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 US cities, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation tools, to update the NREL estimate of total US technical […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica The time-honored adage that we sometimes learn best by the mistakes we’ve made is now being applied by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in their study of defects in solar cell defects, stating the results may lead to improved performance. The study reports about certain defects in silicon solar cells […]
A new study conducted by Yale University has found that the public apathy circling the issue of climate change has very little to do with one’s scientific literacy, and a lot to do with the existing cultural or political group a person already finds themselves within. “The aim of the study was to test […]
Will adding solar to your property save you money monthly, and will it increase the resale value of your house? It’s important to dig into the details about how much you might expect to see as added property value for using solar panels. There are so many benefits of solar power at home. The most important […]
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The Green Festival is more than a shopping experience: learn about the social, environmental, community, and food activist groups that will be exhibiting at the Portland Green Festival this weekend!