Stanford engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency
The hotter solar cells become, the less efficient they are at converting sunlight to electricity, a problem that has long vexed the solar industry. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a transparent overlay that increases efficiency by cooling the cells even in full sunlight.
Stanford study proves pipeline replacement programs are effective
Replacing older natural gas pipelines reduces leaks and improves consumer safety.
Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project awards $9.3 million for innovative energy research
GCEP has awarded scientists at Stanford and four other universities funding to develop a suite of promising energy technologies.
Student teams win grants to commercialize Stanford energy inventions
Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams comprised mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.
Shallow fracking raises questions for water, new Stanford research shows
Stanford scientist's investigations show that drinking water sources may be threatened by thousands of shallow oil and gas wells mined with the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing.
Single-catalyst water splitter from Stanford produces clean-burning hydrogen 24/7
Stanford scientists have developed a cheap and efficient way to extract clean-burning hydrogen fuel from water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Stanford researcher identifies strategy to guide consumers to green energy choices
Sebastian Lotz, a research fellow at Stanford, has shown that behavioral decision design can nudge people to purchase clean, renewable energy plans over fossil fuel.
New research initiative at Stanford to comprehensively study development and use of natural gas
Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative will research many questions related to the responsible development of natural gas as a fuel supply in the United States and around the world.
Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues show that it's technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable energy.
New 'designer carbon' from Stanford boosts battery performance
The new material significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors.