The first prototype cell to use photonic crystals looks promising.
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A mechanical device mimics how fish harness energy from water flow.
A design that draws on jet engine technology could halve the cost of generating electricity from wind.
Ener-G-Rotors' system harvests energy at lower temperatures.
A more efficient generator could convert more of the wind's energy into electricity.
Improved dyes and electrolytes could make the Grätzel solar-cell design more practical.
With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. If the process can scale up, it could make solar power a dominant source of energy.
Smart grid player GridPoint snaps up $120 million in financing.
Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.
We need to apply information technology to the energy grid.