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Green Energy Storage Options: Solar Batteries

Solar energy is one of the world’s answers to renewable energy solutions. Its generation and storage are also cheaper than fossil fuels, the world’s mainstream energy source since time immemorial. According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook, based on the cost for each Megawatt, it’s more affordable to construct solar plants than fossil fuel plants.
Though fossil fuels are still the most popular and utilized energy source (80% of the world’s energy consumption), the world is gradually shifting to renewable energy and various types of solar batteries to store clean energy. In addition, with the ongoing issue of global warming, the world …

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Innovative Technology Intensifies Organic Solar Cells Performance

Researchers from the Kaunas University of Technology have come up with a novel technology that can boost the efficiency and performance of organic solar cells. Organic solar cells consist of elements such as sulfur, nitrogen, fluorine, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.
These organic photovoltaic elements are cheap, plentiful, lighter, and more malleable. Nevertheless, these elements are lacking in proficiency when compared to other photovoltaic technologies such as perovskite, tandem solar cells, and silicone.
Development of Organic Solar Cells
In 2018, a team of Lithuanian chemists working from Kaunas …

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Recent Innovations to Increase the Sustainability of Renewable Energy in the Future

Solar and wind energy are deployed across the world as most countries embrace clean energy. This energy covered 10% of the electricity demand in the world during the first half of last year. However, there are still limitations to clean energy and its expansion considering that coal still produces a third of the world’s energy.
Fortunately, some innovations could help to reduce these barriers and make renewable energy more sustainable.
Operating Solar During the Day and at Night
One of the barriers to solar energy is that it can only be generated in the daytime. Furthermore, the photovoltaic panels do not store the …

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Sustainable and More Competitive EU Battery Value Chain

The European Commission and Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) have signed an MOU to signify the launch of BATT4EU. This is a co-programmed partnership with Horizon Europe that brings a breakthrough in achieving a more sustainable and competitive EU industrial battery value chain.

About BATT4EU
BATT4EU is a co-programmed public-private partnership that seeks to develop a European research and innovation system for batteries …