The AZoCleantech.com "Clean Technology Thought Leaders" series is a selection of articles and interviews covering the key issues facing the world of clean technology, renewable energy, environmental science and climatology. All interviews are conducted with experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
This research focuses on innovative, three-dimensional surface structures suitable for silicon solar cells having either multicrystalline or crystalline substrates. Their thickness is more than 25 µm and efficiency is increased by about 30%.
This research focuses on an innovative materials technology that allows the entrapment of biocidal organic compounds in biocidal silver resulting in the formation of a powerful antibacterial composite called SilverPlus.
In the quest for alternative energy sources and eco-friendly technological processes there is a growing need for photocatalysts that are able to utilize visible light. Researchers have developed a new family of photocatalysts that are more effective at removing water pollutants abd a patrent application has been filed.
Inexpensive chemical technologies are well positioned to compete in the renewables markets, particularly as petrochemical margins are squeezed by the rising cost and declining availability of oil.
At the beginning of the 20th century, American drivers faced a fundamental choice: battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or gasoline-powered internal combustion vehicles (ICVs).
Clean Technology investments are often seen as highly speculative and backing only the 'bleeding' edge of science innovation. If this was the case, then it would only suit those with a very high risk tolerance seeking large returns.
In summary, DOE needs to stress the importance of a vehicle market transformation strategy for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in concert with the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate.
Vehicle electrification is all the rage. In March 2009, President Obama pledged to have 1 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on US roads by 2015. Through the Recovery Act and other grants, billions of dollars are being spent to support the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) into mainstream markets.
The integration of on-board biotransformation for hydrogen generation, hydrogen PEM fuel cells, and an electric motor leads to an ultra-high energy efficiency power train system for personal vehicles, call sugar fuel cell vehicle (SFCV).
The clean energy landscape is changing every day, accelerated in its development because we are experiencing a kind of synergy between the invention of the internet and the continued innovation in renewable energy technology.