In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system
September 10, 2013MIT-developed system runs autonomously, producing 1,000 liters per day.
Solar-cell manufacturing costs: innovation could level the field
September 5, 2013Study shows that factors other than wages dominate trends in photovoltaic costs, raising the prospect of competitive manufacturing anywhere.
Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 4, 2013MIT professor honored for her innovations that take cues, and materials, from nature to tackle key societal issues.
NSE-led teams sweep energy innovation contest
April 30, 2013Future Energy @ MIT pitch competition focuses on finding solutions to the world’s energy challenges
At MIT, Gov. Deval Patrick highlights clean-energy achievements
April 26, 2013Earth Day talk details Massachusetts’ accomplishments since the governor’s MIT speech five years ago, and outlines new goals.
Power to the people
April 17, 2013From afar, MIT grad student Chidube Ezeozue devotes energy to his fellow Nigerians.
New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
March 24, 2013MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires.
MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
March 4, 2013New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
MIT’s Ernest J. Moniz nominated Secretary of Energy
March 4, 2013President Obama’s pick is head of the MIT Energy Initiative and a former undersecretary of energy.
Capturing energy from the sun
January 23, 2013MIT investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
Michael Liebreich sees shift to cleaner energy as inevitable
January 17, 2013Chief executive officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance says clean energy will eventually be the norm.
Flexible, light solar cells could provide new opportunities
December 21, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires.
Funneling the sun’s energy
November 25, 2012MIT engineers propose a new way of harnessing photons for electricity, with the potential for capturing a wider spectrum of solar energy.
Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
August 19, 2012New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research.
Bringing power to the people — and heat as well
August 5, 2012Sun-powered system developed by MIT students could provide electricity, heat and cooling to rural schools and clinics.
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 5, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
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New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials
June 21, 2012Multidisciplinary team develops mathematical approach that could help in simulating materials for solar cells and LEDs.