The recovery and conversion of urban waste could become a valuable source of electricity that benefits millions of Africans, say energy and sustainability experts.
Portabella mushrooms can be used to create cheaper, environmentally friendly batteries that could answer future demand for power storage.
University of Michigan researchers created new and lightweight, tilting solar cells that can track the sun and absorb more energy--as an improvement upon the conventional, very weighty panels that are too heavy for most people's roofs. They were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting.
Rice University researchers recently developed solar water-splitting technology that produces a clean, renewable energy source, through processes of splitting water.
Researchers recently found that building more wind turbines might actually be less efficient and not produce as much renewable energy.