Perovskite materials may hold the key to green hydrogen production. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analysed an emerging water-splitting technology called solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production. This could be a more energy-efficient way of producing hydrogen than the commonly used electrolysis method.
Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have developed a new type of electrode that radically increases the energy storage capacity of supercapacitors and could lead to flexible, thin film self-contained solar capture and storage devices.
Speaking at a press conference, the President and chief executive Krisda Monthienvichienchai said that while bulk of the investment (28 bln baht (US$799.4 mln)) will be spent on its core sugar business, diversification is also the company’s priority.
A team of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), scientists found that by assembling the components of the panels to more closely resemble the natural systems plants use to tap the sun’s energy, it may be possible to separate positive and negative charges in a stable way for up to several weeks compared to just millionths of a second – the current standard for many modern solar panels.