Researchers develop new device that could make hydrogen production more efficient

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New device harnesses sunlight to generate hydrogen A team of researchers from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and the University of Michigan have developed a new, stable artificial photosynthesis device that could make hydrogen production significantly more efficient. The device makes use of a method called direct water splitting. Unlike conventional hydrogen production methods, the new device will only make use of water and sunlight. Researchers believe that the new device will help make hydrogen less expensive and more attractive to several sectors. Researchers believe that the new device could…

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Researchers develop new solar energy solution

University of Michigan researchers create new solar cells that can track the sun’s movement Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed new solar cells that are more efficient and capable of tracking the sun’s movements. The new solar cells may be a boon for homeowners interested in solar energy, as they will provide consumers with a way to make better use of clean power. There are already sun-tracking solar panels available in the market, but these solutions are often part of complex and expensive systems that homeowners cannot generally…

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New solar panel concept inspired by Japanese paper-cutting art

The new concept could maximize the efficiency of solar cells. Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a new type of solar panel that looks somewhat like a lattice with the ability to stretch like an accordion, which enables it to capture more energy from the sun by tilting along the sun’s trajectory. The inspiration for the design came from Japanese paper-cutting art known as Kirigami. These solar cells can capture energy that is otherwise lost by traditional PV panels. One of the main problems with conventional solar arrays…

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Research team aims to develop better hydrogen fuel storage solutions

Researchers receive funding to developer better hydrogen fuel storage materials Researchers from the University of Michigan have been exploring for efficient materials that could be used to build hydrogen fuel storage solutions. The research team intends to develop what it believes to be a “best-in-class” storage solution that can overcome the problems that conventional hydrogen storage systems face currently. The Department of Energy has awarded the university’s research team a $1.2 million grant that will help in the endeavor. Metal-organic frameworks could make hydrogen storage more efficient The research project…

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