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New record set for recycling indoor light to electricity

G24 Innovations has achieved ground-breaking efficiency rates for the indoor performance of its Dye-Sensitised Cells.

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Printed-plastic solar panel project kicks off

Transforming how and where we harvest power is essential for meeting the objectives set out in the Europe 2020 strategy.

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Environmentally-friendly houses use 80 per cent less energy

Clever, inexpensive design can cut the energy used in new homes by up to 80 per cent, says a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher.

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Innovative device that uses bacteria growing in municipal sewage to make electricity and clean up the sewage

Scientists today described a new and more efficient version of an innovative device the size of a home washing machine that uses bacteria growing in municipal sewage to make electricity and clean up the sewage at the same time.

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Kinetic LED chandellier more than energy efficient

Through a Treehugger’s article on kinetic LED chandelliers we found something interesting about the subject.

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Liquid-like materials for new thermoelectric devices

In the continual quest for better thermoelectric materials—which convert heat into electricity and vice versa—researchers have identified a liquid-like compound whose properties give it the potential to be even more efficient than traditional thermoelectrics.

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Researchers begin graphene production

A group of researchers at Linköping University are now marketing their method of producing graphene. There is great interest in the Nobel Prize-winning material, which is suitable for things such as high-frequency electronics.

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More efficient and cost effective hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cells, like those found in some “green” vehicles, have a lot of promise as an alternative fuel source, but making them practical on a large scale requires them to be more efficient and cost effective.

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Metamaterials may boost wireless power transfer

More than one hundred years after the pioneering inventor Nikola Tesla first became fascinated with wireless energy transfer, the spread of mobile electronic devices has sparked renewed interest in the ability to power up without plugging in.

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Metamaterial could be far more efficient at capturing sunlight than existing solar cells

Metamaterials are a new class of artificial substances with properties unlike anything found in the natural world. Some have been designed to act as invisibility cloaks; others as superlenses, antenna systems or highly sensitive detectors.

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