Scientists have developed a material to improve performance of lithium-ion batteries. It stimulates speed that makes them even more important for consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and solar grid storage. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) conducted the research to improve charging speed and performance. The researchers discovered that changing cobalt oxide (CoO) to vanadium disulfide (VS₂) in the cathode might help. A professor at RPI, Nikhil Koratkar said that the material
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Scientists have made a flexible membrane from a wooden piece. This produces electrical energy same as that runs in a human body. Charged channel walls produce this energy, with specific properties of natural nanostructures of wood. University of Maryland, US conducted the research. Owing to the advancement in technology, scientists succeeded in producing voltage effectively using minute temperature difference. Trees have channels to circulate water to the leaves and the
Can you imagine a world where half of the required electricity is generated from the offshore wind farms? Now imagine a farm in a coastal area facing a powerful hurricane and its probable effects on farms? It requires planning to combat these situations. Thus, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UMass Amherst, Sanjay R. Arwade, is developing a guard for these situations. The occurrence of this offshore wind
In light of recent technological developments and industrialization, there is a high demand for sustainable sources of energy. Splitting hydrogen and oxygen from water can serve as one such excellent source for sustainable energy. However, the conventional methods of water splitting are highly expensive and led to the depletion of precious energy sources. Stanford scientists have developed a new technique of producing hydrogen fuel using solar energy. Coating Anode with
In 2018, the wind sector invested US$30.05 billion in new wind farms in Europe. WindEurope reported the news. It also reported that investment is similar to past few years. But, owing to price reduction, it will result in whopping 16.7 gigawatt (GW) in latest energy capacity. Now, the capital investment for 1 megawatt (MW) of latest onshore wind energy requires US$1.57 billion. In 2015, the required amount was US$2.0 billion.