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Battery Design Could Help Solar And Wind Power The Grid

This post first appeared on the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory website by Mike Ross Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid. “For solar and … [continued]

PETE Devices Could Harvest Solar’s Wasted Heat

Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) have improved an innovative solar-energy device to be about 100 times more efficient than its previous design in converting the sun’s light and heat into electricity. “This is a major step toward making practical devices based on our … [continued]