Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have published a paper demonstrating how they could boost energy conversion in perovskite solar cells well beyond today's 22% top efficiencies.
Tesla’s proposal to purchase close industry partner SolarCity could create a unique renewable energy and storage company, but it would also combine two companies with massive debt and conflicts of interest.
The World Economic Forum has compiled a list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2016. The list includes nanosensors that will circulate through the human body, a battery that will be able to power an entire town and socially...
U.S. data centers have used about the same amount of energy annually over the past five years or so, despite substantial growth in the sector, according to a new report published by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory....
In recent years, power usage at data centers grew at an unsustainable rate, soaring 24% from 2005 to 2010. But a shift to virtualization, cloud computing and improved data center management is reducing energy demand.
Wind and solar will account for almost two-thirds of the 8.6 trillion watts of new power capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years -- and the popularity of electric vehicles will boost electricity demand by 8% in 2040.
The cause of a fire that shut down part of the world’s largest solar power plant on Friday is still under investigation, as plant operator NRG Energy looks for the reason its mirrors became misaligned and set pipes on fire.
Firefighters were forced to climb 300 feet up a tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California to reach a water boiler damaged after mirrors focusing the sun’s rays on it set it on fire.