Improving Solar Energy

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While standard solar cells are good at generating electricity, they aren’t as good at generating heat.  However, a researcher at Michigan Technological University has created a solar cell that is good at both making electricity and capturing heat in order to warm your home and your water.  Joshua Pearce, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, teamed up with …

Hybrid Power Plants

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Hybrid technology used in vehicles has created a way for users to “go green” at a relatively affordable cost.  Now researchers at Tel Aviv University School of Mechanical Engineering have taken this idea to power plants.  The project is headed by Professor Avi Kribus and is conducted at the University’s new Renewable Energy Center. Today, most power plants still run …