#Solar Power

Salford University project hopes to create extremely efficient solar cells

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Researchers at Salford University have begun a €5 million project to develop perovskite photovoltaic cells, a novel material choice which could lead to highly efficient solar power generation accompanied by...

MIT researchers create lightest and thinnest solar cells ever

3 years ago — 0 min read

A team from MIT have developed a solar cell one-fiftieth of the thickness of a human hair, which is so light that it can be placed on a bubble of...

Record-breaking £265bn invested in renewable energy last year

3 years ago — 0 min read

More money was invested in renewables in 2015 than was invested in building new fossil fuel power plants, a report by Clean Energy Canada has revealed. Falling technology costs have...

Young engineers’ new technologies gain support of Royal Commission

4 years ago — 0 min read

Ten projects, with a significant possibility of improving health or the environment, have gained funding from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. These new doctoral projects include a...

Devices in future could be powered by new “nanohoops”

4 years ago — 0 min read

Tiny circular structures called nanohoops could be used in the future to power a range of devices, according to researchers from the University of Oregon. Cycloparaphenylenes have previously been made...

UK government faces legal challenges over climate change failings

4 years ago — 0 min read

After being warned earlier in the year about failing to meet its environmental targets, the Government could be facing a lawsuit over the matter. Having recently blocked and removed a...