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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition

Leer en Español The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the winners of the 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition, an annual challenge that offers college students experience in the renewable energy industry and the chance to win cash prizes for developing real-world geothermal solutions. Team GeoTribe from the University of Oklahoma won … [continued]

NREL-Led Breakthrough Pushes Perovskite Solar Cell to Greater Stability & Efficiency

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made a technological breakthrough and constructed a perovskite solar cell with the dual benefits of being both highly efficient and highly stable. The work was done in collaboration with scientists from the University of Toledo, the University … [continued]

A 4 V-Class Metal-Free Organic Lithium-ion Battery Gets Closer to Reality

A joint research team from Tohoku University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has made a significant advancement towards high-voltage metal-free lithium-ion batteries that use a small organic molecule, croconic acid. The breakthrough moves us closer to realizing metal-free, high-energy, and inexpensive lithium-ion batteries. Unlike conventional lithium-ion batteries, … [continued]