US Government Puts $130 Million More Into Solar Tech

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:34:46 +0000

Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise

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Sorry, Coal: 66% Conversion Efficiency Eyeballed For Next-Gen “Hot Carrler” Perovskite Solar Cells

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:14:30 +0000

The US is going all-in on a plan to dominate the global PV market with next-gen perovskite solar cells that can beat fossil fuels to a pulp

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Electric Vehicles: The Dirty Nickel Problem

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 21:25:52 +0000

Electric vehicles are only a small part of the world vehicle market, but this is expected to change. While there are several competing battery chemistries which are likely to be used in this emerging market, many of them contain significant amounts of nickel

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USA’s Battery500 Initiative Has Achieved Li-Metal Battery Energy Density Of 350 Wh/kg

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 03:57:38 +0000

Toward the end of President Obama’s time in office, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched a “Battery500 Consortium.” The goal is in the name: reaching 500 Wh/kg battery energy density with lithium-metal battery cells, a target which was reportedly triple the battery energy density at the time

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Study Shows Burning Fossil Fuels Is Killing Us — Are You OK With That?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:45:26 +0000

A study of 6 urban areas in the US conducted over 18 years finds pollutants from burning fossil fuels lead to higher levels of lung disease and early death. Does that mean we should do something about the problem?

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