October 21st, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
By combining a pair of perovskite solar cells with an electrolyzer, a team of researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has figured out how to split hydrogen from water and store it using solely the sun’s energy.
October 8th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Brighter light emitting diode (LED) displays made with perovskite materials may be just beyond the bend, but so, too, are bendable and stretchable ones, thanks to scientists from Seoul National University.
September 9th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new sponge-like material structure developed by scientists at MIT can soak up the sun—and uses that sunlight to make steam.
September 2nd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A team from Michigan State University has developed a new luminescent solar concentrator that offers greater efficiency with complete transparency.
August 18th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A plane powered only by the sun is set to become the first to complete an around-the-world solar flight.
June 24th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy is fast-tracking the “scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy” by awarding $100 million to the country’s Energy Frontier Research Centers.
May 12th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The bright lights of Las Vegas have long lit up the desert. But a new solar power plant near the California-Nevada border—the largest on the planet—is providing new illumination in the midst of the Mojave
April 8th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest on April 8,
March 14th, 2014 | by Eileen De Guire
Ceramic and glass business news of the week
March 7th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Michigan scientists have given solar cells a makeover--their semi-transparent cells can be printed with designs and colors, opening up new surfaces for solar cells