Solar-powered CO2 Reduction has just Got a major Boost

Solar-powered CO2 Reduction has just Got a major Boost

Splitting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen has been a challenge, especially doing so cheaply. Yet the process is key if we are to improve our use of renewable energy because it can help turn renewable energy into fuel directly without adding to the amount of CO2 in the…

California reaches a new Renewable energy High

California reaches a new Renewable energy High

Chalk up another seminal success for renewable energy. Thanks to a spell of windy days with lots of sunshine recently, California reached a renewable energy milestone one day by producing two-thirds (67.2%) of the state’s electricity from renewable sources. Add in hydropower facilities, and the result is more impressive still:…

Bio-based Electrode could revolutionize Solar Energy Storage

Bio-based Electrode could revolutionize Solar Energy Storage

Imagine if you could power your smartphone and laptops with solar energy so their batteries would never run out of power. Ladies and gentlemen, here comes a brand-new electrode that could help you do just that by increasing solar energy storage by … wait for it … a stunning 3,000%. A team of researchers at RMIT…

A Japanese company has set a new Record for Solar cell Efficiency

A Japanese company has set a new Record for Solar cell Efficiency

We’re getting better and better at harnessing the power of the sun. In 2015, the Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic rolled out the prototype of a rooftop solar panel that set a new world-record of 22.5% for module conversion efficiency with mass-produced solar panels. Before long, a new record was set at 25.6%. Now here comes yet…

Solar Road gets rolled out in France

Solar Road gets rolled out in France

A large pool of untapped energy is right under our feet… or can be. Engineers in the US, as we have reported on Clean Malaysia, have devised a new type of floor that converts your footsteps into renewable energy. Not to be outdone, officials in France have built the world’s solar-powered road that…

Tesla shows off Brand new Solar Tiles

Tesla shows off Brand new Solar Tiles

First came Elon Musk’s electric Tesla cars. Now come the maverick billionaire entrepreneur’s solar roofs. Big deal, you might say. Solar roofs have been around for quite some time, after all. Yes, but these roofs are solar roofs with a difference. Musk says his new solar-powered roofs come with fancy…

Clean Energy is on the Way Up and Up

Clean Energy is on the Way Up and Up

It often seems like there is nothing but gloom and doom when it comes to the environment. We’ve reached a point of no return on climate change. We’ve been making our oceans sick with global warming. We’ve been driving myriad animals like Malaysia’s iconic tigers to the brink of extinction. But…

Malaysia means Business on Solar Energy

Malaysia means Business on Solar Energy

As government roadmaps go, this one is both ambitious and commendable: Malaysia wants to become a major hub of solar manufacturing by 2030. To make that happen, the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will work on improving supply chains and the integration of local photovoltaic (PV) sustems. Simultaneously,…

Ultra-thin Solar Cells could power Wearable Electronics

Ultra-thin Solar Cells could power Wearable Electronics

The sun is an inexhaustible source of clean energy, which is fast gaining momentum in Malaysia. The country has become one of the leading global producers of photovoltaic technologies, and its tropical climate with plenty of sunshine all year round makes Malaysia an ideal location for solar energy production. But…

Heliofloat can float giant Solar Panels

Heliofloat can float giant Solar Panels

Take a glimpse at a picture of Earth from outer space, and you will see what looks like a multicolored marble with lots and lots of blue on it. That’s no surprise: the planet’s surface (all 70% of it) is covered in water. Now, what if we could use some…