From tattoo batteries to paint that powers a car, from floating solar farms to wires made from DNA, catch up on the year's most exciting energy news.
While fossil fuel energy represents the most common class of power generation, solar power just made a big leap forward, hitting 46 percent efficiency. Trace runs down the details and sees how the breakthrough stacks up against other power systems.
Passive radiative cooling uses the entire universe as a place to dump heat.
Sunny South Africa takes full advantage of its natural resource. Continue reading →
Dutch company SolaRoad officially opened the world's first solar roadway.
The eTree converts sunlight into useful energy for public spaces. Continue reading →
The cost of solar power is on the verge of catching up with conventional electricity, report two new studies. Continue reading →
Lockheed Martin says it's closing in on a compact nuclear fusion device that will be like a mini-sun, supplying vast amounts of energy from small amounts of water. Nearly unlimited energy from water?! Where do we sign up?
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