An ARPA-E project will use advanced, nanostructured materials to make solar cells that convert far more of the energy in sunlight into electricity.
A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory points to specific areas where costs could be lowered.
Notable advances in renewable energy pale compared to the impact of shale gas.
Researchers describe a way to make solar cells that can be applied like stickers to different surfaces, broadening applications.
In a letter to President Obama, the editors of MIT Technology Review argue that addressing climate change must take top priority in the next four years.
Proterro has received $3.5 million in funding to scale up its low-cost approach.
A system for measuring methane leaks could settle the question of whether natural gas is good for the climate.
Lithium-sulfide batteries could store far more energy than lithium-ion ones.
A fast and easy way to deposit platinum could reduce the amount of the precious metal needed for fuel cells.
Advanced materials and smart design could lower turbine blade costs by 40 percent.