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A Rising Sun for Renewable Energy

Japan is desperately trying to replace its nuclear-power capacity with renewables. It still has a long way to go.  More »

Sapphire Energy Raises $144 Million for an Algae Farm

But is the company scaling up its technology too fast?  More »

Hydrogen Storage Could Be Key to Germany’s Energy Plans

No other means of storing energy may be able to reach the scale required to run Germany on solar and wind power.  More »

Battery to Take On Diesel and Natural Gas

Aquion Energy says its batteries could make the power grid unnecessary in some countries.  More »

Making Solar Power Competitive with Coal

A study identifies early-stage technologies that could be combined to cut the cost of solar panels in half.  More »

Can Tesla Survive?

As major automakers turn their attention to electric cars, the startup faces serious challenges.  More »

Tough Times for U.S. Electric Car Battery Makers

Companies need more consumer demand for electric vehicles to grow rapidly.  More »

In the Developing World, Solar Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

Advances are opening solar to the 1.3 billion people who don’t have access to grid electricity.  More »

In the Developing World, Solar Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

Advances are opening solar to the 1.3 billion people who don’t have access to grid electricity.  More »

Why Boston Power Went to China

Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder of the battery startup, discusses the advantages of moving the company’s manufacturing and research to China.  More »

Gasoline Fuel Cell Would Boost Electric Car Range

The advanced fuel cell could eliminate range anxiety and make electric cars more practical, while keeping carbon-dioxide emissions low.  More »

Researchers Design Super-Absorbent Solar Material

A new material, patterned at the nanoscale, absorbs a broad spectrum of light and could make thin-film solar cells more efficient.  More »
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