Building a solar car is one way Stanford students and researchers are developing next-generation energy sources and improving efficiency.
Hongjie Dai and colleagues have developed a cheap, emissions-free device that uses a 1.5-volt battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen gas could be used to power fuel cells in zero-emissions vehicles.
The goal of a pure lithium anode is drawing closer to reality with the development of a protective layer of interconnected carbon domes.
New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.
The two-volume energy e-book series and iTunes U course can be downloaded for free on iPads and Macs.
It takes energy to make energy, whether it's renewable or a fossil fuel. Net energy analysis gauges the sustainability of energy technologies over time.
Researchers have developed a new battery technology that captures waste heat and converts it into electricity. The new Stanford-MIT system is based on the principle known as the thermogalvanic effect.
As a global citizen and leader in science and technology, Stanford is tackling one of the most pressing issues of our time.
A new model for solar farms that "co-locates" crops and solar panels could result in a harvest of valuable biofuel plants along with solar energy. Field tests are the next step.
The new technique offers an alternative to conventional ethanol produced from corn, sugar cane and other crops.