September 25, 2017

New waterproof solar cell generates power even after it gets soaked

A new solar cell could go through the laundry and emerge still working. The photovoltaic cell, developed by Japanese research institution RIKEN and the University of Tokyo, is ultra thin and coated on […]
September 25, 2017

Dozens of Japanese cities and towns quietly go off-grid

Dozens of cities and towns in Japan have quietly shifted from traditional utility-based grid power system to a more local, resilient model of generating and storing energy where it is […]
September 23, 2017

India to review rooftop solar subsidies in November

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has nearly finished approving all sanctions for rooftop solar subsidies and the sanctioning process will be reviewed in […]
September 23, 2017

Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

Over the past half-century, scientists have shaved silicon films down to just a wisp of atoms in pursuit of smaller, faster electronics. For the next set […]
August 13, 2017

Beijing decides to shut down coal-fired power plants

Development and Reform Commission announced recently that the government of Beijing has developed a clean air action plan, under which it will shut down all coal-fired […]