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Ceramic metal composite could lower cost of electricity from solar power

By Faye Oney / November 2, 2018

Researchers have developed a ceramic-metal composite for a heat exchanger to generate electricity from solar power. Their advancement could ultimately lower the cost of electricity generated from solar power.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2018

Carbon nanotubes could give the world better batteries, 3-D printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 31, 2018.

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Video: Solar takes over after lemons fail to power electric race car battery

By Faye Oney / August 22, 2018

Lemons are good for making low-voltage batteries, but not so much when powering a car. Mark Rober attempts to create a giant lemon battery before realizing he should have used another energy source.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 11, 2018

Diverse metals mix it up in novel nanoparticles, world added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017, glass is humankind’s most important material, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 11, 2018.

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Breakthrough in organic solar cell research could pave the way for cheaper solar power

By Faye Oney / January 19, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a layer of fullerenes can enable electrons to travel farther in organic solar cells. Their findings are a major breakthrough in organic solar research, and could lead to less expensive solar power in the future.

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Electric vehicles are using the sun to speed across Australia in the World Solar Challenge

By April Gocha / October 10, 2017

Forty-two solar-powered vehicles are currently competing with one another in the World Solar Challenge, a long-distance solar vehicle race across the Australian continent.

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Can a panda-shaped solar power plant boost popularity of renewable energy?

By April Gocha / July 11, 2017

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 21, 2017

Beetles spark development of color-changing nanoparticles for commercial use, one step closer to practical fast charging batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 21, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 8, 2017

Coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in iron-platinum nanoparticle mapped, ceramic matrix composites take flight in LEAP jet engine, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 8, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 30, 2016

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.

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