Zapping a new approach to solar cells

A simple and fast microwave experiment with the common chemical element phosphorus in our labs has opened the prospect of more affordable and effective super-thin solar […]

Residential rechargeable batteries: past, present and future

The drawback of many renewable energy sources is that the power produced is intermittent (wind, solar) and peak energy generation rarely matches peak usage. The recent announcement by Tesla of the Li-ion based residential battery storage system the Powerwall has many people considering going off the grid and relying upon their solar panels to generate their electricity, storing it with their own battery and using it on demand.