Research Delivers Insight into Solar Thermal Power in India, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015

The Report Solar Thermal Power in India, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – Solar Thermal Power in India, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the solar thermal power market…

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The Hydrogen-Fuel cell will revolutionize the economy of the world

PEMFC as an optimal solution for the future energy economy Polymer electrolyte membrane or proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), where chemical energy is directly converted to electrical energy, provides a highly efficient alternative to a standard internal combustion engine. High power density, clean emissions (water), low temperature operation, rapid start-up and shutdown, and ability to use fuels from renewable sources are several reason why fuel cells such as PEMFC have attracted attention for large market applications, such as transportation. With these unique features, PEMFC will revolutionize the future energy…

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Alternative energy becomes focus of new research partnership

U.S. Navy teams up with Purdue University to investigate alternative fuel sources. The U.S. Navy is collaborating with researchers at Purdue to help the country’s military take steps toward a greener future and they have begun working toward finding alternative energy sources for liquid fuels needed for transportation. The alternative fuel being researched is similar to gasoline. According to the director of Purdue’s Energy Center in Discovery Park, Maureen McCann, the biofuel the university is studying is chemically alike gasoline and aviation fuel. The main difference between the two is…

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How Bio Batteries May Change The Alternative Energy Landscape

How many battery-charging devices do you have in your home? If you’re like most people, you likely have a tangled mass of cords designed to keep your mobile phones, iPods, e-readers, laptops, tablets, and cameras alive. Where would we be without batteries? But, as much as we love and need our batteries, they are not without their problems. Some, like the ones that power our automobiles, are huge and cumbersome. Many don’t last nearly as long as they promise. And all batteries contain harmful toxins that can wreak havoc on…

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Alternative energy may find home in marginal lands

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Alternative energy goals may be reached through use of marginal lands The U.S. has lofty goals concerning alternative energy and will likely need to find creative ways to meet these goals in order to find success. It is well known that the most popular forms of alternative energy, solar and wind power, require large tracks of land in order to be considered viable. Typically, land that can serve a variety of purposes, such as farmland or locations for new communities, gets the most attention. Researchers from the Michigan State University…

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Pew Charitable Trusts to invest $1.9 trillion in alternative energy

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Developers and financiers involved with Pew Charitable Trusts will support alternative energy The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit organization devoted to improving public policy and stimulating civic life, has announced that various developers and financiers will be investing more than $1.9 trillion into the alternative energy sector over the next five years. These investments will help fund the development and deployment of new alternative energy systems. Several investors are expected to focus heavily on solar and wind energy, as these two sectors account for the major of the alternative energy…

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Appalachian State University students take alternative energy seriously

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  Students attending ASU are committed to using alternative energy and have proven so by charging themselves a fee that helps fund projects geared towards renewable sources of energy. A first at ASU Dr. Edelma Huntley, ASU chief research officer, said, “To my knowledge, this may be a first – students providing funding for faculty research.” The Renewable Energy Initiative, started up in 2004 by students, was created to help create and support on-campus renewable and alternative energy. The goal was to reduce the campus reliance on fossil fuels. The…

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New technology in fuel cells – what many have been waiting for

New Technology in Fuel Cells

Reducing oxygen in battery and fuel cells using efficient electrocatalyst Whether you are using a fuel-cell or a battery, efficient electrodes are the best and most useful. A new material has been introduced by Korean and American scientists for electrodes which reduces oxygen by-product and can provide a cheaper and longer lasting alternative power to what is now in use. The oxygen reduction reaction The electrochemical reduction of O2 that happens in or by the cathodes of metal-air batteries is the ORR or oxygen reduction reaction. This is a slow reaction…

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University of Iowa Student wins Sims Award for work with hydrogen

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University of Iowa Master’s student Jessica Reed was awarded the L.B. Sims Outstanding Thesis award for her work with hydrogen gas storage. In her work, Ms. Reed introduced magnetic particles to the surface of a rare metal called palladium, greatly increasing the rate through which the hydrogen enters and leaves the metal. This breakthrough could have significant implications in both fuel storage and portable power supplies that use hydrogen gas. Hydrogen challenges Hydrogen gas is useful in both electrochemical power and combustion power supplies, but can be hard to store…

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Alternative energy may be wholly viable for the US by 2030

Alternative Energy Report

Report highlights the capabilities of comprehensive alternative energy systems There have been many reports over the years suggesting that alternative energy systems could meet 100% of the energy needs of a full-scale energy grid. Many of these reports suggest that it is feasible to run the world on existing alternative energy technology currently, but other claim that this is not possible for several decades. A new study from the University of Delaware and the Delaware Technical College suggests that the U.S. itself could be meet 99.9% of its energy needs…

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Cornell Energy Materials Center researchers develop new particles for fuel cells

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Cornell Energy Materials Center team aims to solve problems with fuel cells with new nanoparticles Fuel cells are becoming popular energy systems, but mostly because they can produce large amounts of electricity. The technology has not won many fans in regards to efficiency or cost. Both of these aspects of fuel cells are largely due to the catalysts they use to operate, which are primarily composed of platinum. Platinum catalysts perform well in fuel cells, but are expensive to produce, thus leading to an overall increase in the price of…

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Solar energy could get a boost from new nanomaterials

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Nanomaterials improve the performance of solar energy systems Solar energy systems may soon become much more efficient with the help of new nanomaterials that are designed to reduce the amount of light solar cells reflect. Solar panels and cells have an iconic design and are well known for their highly reflective surfaces. Though most solar energy systems are passive in the way they collect and produce electricity, they are still victim to worrisome shortfalls in efficiency that often make them an unattractive alternative to fossil-fuels and other forms of alternative…

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HyperSolar discovers new replacement for platinum catalysts

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HyperSolar seeks patent for new technology HyperSolar, a developer of hybrid alternative energy technology, has announced that it has filed a patent application alongside the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The patent aims to protect a technology that the duo have developed that could significantly reduce the cost of hydrogen fuel cells and fuel production. HyperSolar, with the help of researchers from UCSB, have developed a protective polymer that can be used in the company’s solar-powered fuel cells that improves the longevity, efficiency, and performance of these energy systems.…

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Rutgers University tackles problem of energy storage

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Rutgers University chemists work to find new storage technique for clean energy It seems that new sources of renewable energy are cropping up every day. While there can be no doubt that the world of clean energy is expanding, there is still a serious problem that could ultimately stop the use of renewable energy entirely. The problem is storage. While there are currently a variety of ways to store electrical power, few of them are suited for the energy generated from a renewable source, such as hydrogen fuel. This problem…

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University of Nottingham prepares for opening of new clean energy facility

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University of Nottingham to open the Energy Technologies Building The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom is expected to open the Energy Technologies Building as part of its Innovation Park this past week. The new, $11 million facility will serve as a research and development center for hydrogen fuel and its associated technologies. The facility will be equipped with its own hydrogen fuel station, which will provide fuel for London’s famous hydrogen-powered black cabs as well as other public transit vehicles that are powered by fuel cells. Facility to serve…

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A researcher wins grants for work with ethanol fuel cells

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Ethanol fuel cells from Xiaowei Teng Xiaowei Teng, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation accounting for approximately $1 million. Teng won the grants for his work in the field of ethanol fuel and its use in fuel cells. The grants will help Teng further his research in this realm and develop ways to make ethanol oxidation in fuel cells more efficient. Teng’s work may be key to making ethanol fuel cells more common place…

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