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Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner

Construction on a $1 billion energy storage system in central Montana could start as soon as next year after its sponsors said Friday they reached a financing agreement with a Danish firm that invests in renewable energy. Carl Borgquist, president of Bozeman-based Absaroka Energy, said the involvement of Copenhagen Infrastructure …

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How to capture waste heat energy with improved polymers

A UMass Amherst team of chemists and electrical engineers outline a new way to advance a more efficient, cheaper, polymer-based harvest of heat energy to produce electricity in a recent paper in Nature Communications. It gives scientists a new key variable to manipulate in improving polymer thermo-electric efficiency. Credit: UMass …

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New approach to energy strategy accounts for uncertainty

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many countries—including Switzerland—are developing an energy strategy to meet various objectives such as reducing reliance on fossil fuels, cutting CO2 emissions and promoting the energy transition. That means governments have to make important decisions about which power sources to prioritize in the future and what technologies …

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Tuning the energy levels of organic semiconductors

Examples of film structures used for the calculations of the charge – quadrupole interaction energy (EQ) of crystalline films in edge-on (a) and face-on orientation (b). The molecules are represented by discs for illustration purpose. The length scale is given in Å. EQ values are calculated for the red molecules …

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Molecular energy machine as a movie star

Tobias Weinert, biochemist at PSI, with the experimental set-up for the “excitation query” crystallography at the SLS: An injector produces a 50 micrometer (like a hair) thin stream of a toothpaste-like mass with the protein crystals grown in it. A small laser diode, comparable to a conventional laser pointer, is …

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Video game designer establishes lab for renewable energy

A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. Henk Rogers established the laboratory to test and develop renewable energy systems that he hopes will make the state’s energy …

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Danish researchers create worldwide solar energy model

The graphic shows the total solar energy production for all European countries in the period 2013-2017. Each tiny field represents a week’s energy production: The brighter the color the more energy was produced. Credit: Assistant Professor Marta Victoria Solar cells are currently the world’s most talked-about renewable energy source, and …

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Researchers provide new method to boost clean energy research

A new catalyst design methodology proposed by UD researchers will help produce more efficient and higher-performing fuel cells. Dion Vlachos (above), the Allan and Myra Ferguson Chair of Chemical Engineering at UD, was co-author on the paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry. Credit: University of Delaware Electrochemical energy systems—processes …

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