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Atomic Switcheroo Explains Origins of Thin-Film Solar Cell Mystery

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Treating cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride improves their efficiency, but researchers have not fully understood why.

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Halving Hydrogen

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A fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have captured a view of such a catalyst holding onto the two halves of its hydrogen feast, provides insight into how to make the catalyst work better.

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University of Utah Makes Solar Accessible

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The University of Utah is the first university in the country to sponsor a community solar program. The program offers U community members the opportunity to purchase discounted rooftop solar panels and installation for their homes.

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Researchers Achieve Higher Solar-Cell Efficiency With Zinc-Oxide Coating

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Researchers at the University of Arkansas have achieved 14-percent efficiency in a 9-millimeter-square solar cell made of gallium arsenide. It is the highest efficiency rating for a solar cell that size and made with that material.

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Low-Cost, Hydrogen-Powered Forklifts with Rapid Refueling, Zero Emissions Coming Soon

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Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses and other industrial settings at lower costs and with faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC).

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Making Dams Safer for Fish Around the World

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The pressure changes that many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam can seriously injure or kill the fish. Scientists from around the world, including areas like Southeast Asia and Brazil where huge dams are planned or under construction, are working together to protect fish from the phenomenon, known as barotrauma.

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Study Pegs Fuel Economy Costs of Common Practices

People who pack their cars and drive like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s “Vacation” pay a steep penalty when it comes to fuel economy.

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Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-Face

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New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor.

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China’s Ocean Energy Push Comes with a High Price

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Russia Sanctions and Natural Gas: Newswise Reporter Expert Request

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