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Researchers from Australia National University (ANU) have set a new record for solar cell efficiency, reaching a rate of 21.6%, the highest amount ever recorded for a perovskite solar cell measuring 1cm². This means that 21.6% of sunlight converts into energy when it hits the cells. It’s an impressive boost in efficiency for solar cells when taking into account that solar panels being installed on rooftops in Australia have an efficiency rate of 17-18%. The results were independently ...
The Powerhouse Brattørkaia has an eye-catching design. (Image credit: Ivar Kvaal/courtesy Snøhetta)   A new landmark building recently opened in Trondheim, Norway and it may be a leap forward in renewable energy. Snøhetta’s Powerhouse Brattørkaia is a new sustainable office building that’s been dubbed as the most “energy-positive” building in the world. By using numerous solar panels, it produces more than double the amount of electricity it cons ...
Typically, car batteries can last for up to five to six years, which would then need to be replaced, but sometimes sooner, if they get worn out quickly and easily. Engineers working for Tesla are aiming to change that. They claim to have developed batteries that could power a vehicle for up to a million miles, which can be run for over a decade.   Tesla’s new battery could be equipped into existing electric vehicles, giving them a boost in battery power. (Image Credit: Tesla)  ...