August 23rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
When it comes to harnessing solar energy on the go, a company called SolPad has introduced a nifty new product that could allow you to take the power of the sun anywhere—SolPad Mobile is an all-in-one solar solution that incorporates gallium nitride solar cells and solid-state battery storage into one sleek, portable, clean energy-providing package.
July 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
In a fresh effort to boost the visibility of its renewable energy efforts, China is turning to one of its most beloved creatures—Panda Green Energy Group Ltd. recently announced that it has connected its latest solar power plant, cutely shaped into the likeness of its namesake, to the electricity grid.
June 30th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Rice University researchers have developed an environmentally friendly membrane distillation system that harnesses solar energy for purifying water. The technology could soon be scaled to provide clean water to remote locations, including areas that lack clean water.
June 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Could paint be the next material to generate hydrogen fuel? Researchers recently developed a way to produce hydrogen fuel from solar energy and humid air. They mixed synthetic molybdenum sulfide with titanium oxide to create a paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.
February 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Boeing shares reach record high thanks to Dreamliner, Army's additive manufacturing roadmap merged into DOD's, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for February 10, 2017.
December 7th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterial for bendable and wearable electronics, glass in batteries could increase performance and safety, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 7, 2016.
November 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterials, tiny squeeze boosts performance of fuel cell catalysts, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 30, 2016.
November 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Smashing metallic micro-cubes makes them ultrastrong, glow-in-the-dark dye could fuel liquid-based batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 23, 2016.
November 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Graphene cracks glass corrosion, spacecraft nuclear batteries get a boost from new materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 9, 2016.
November 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Although most famous for making electric cars, last week Tesla unveiled its concept for solar glass roofing tiles that will expand the company’s vision for a future powered by integrated sustainable energy.