Fabrication process, structures, and output signals of a fabric-based wearable energy harvester. Courtesy: KAIST/ISSSource
Energy Efficiency October 15, 2020

Energy harvester improves wearable electronics potential

An energy harvester has been developed that could make manufacturing embedded wearable electronics a viable reality.

By Gregory Hale
Sea water can be converted into hydrogen fuel using this design for a sea water electrolyzer, according to Penn State researchers. Courtesy: Tyler Henderson, Penn State University
Energy, Power October 9, 2020

Generating renewable hydrogen fuel from the sea

Membranes originally developed for purifying water in the reverse osmosis (RO) treatment process, commonly used in electrolyzers, are used to remove salt from water to help turn sea water into hydrogen fuel.

By Tim Schley
Courtesy: Superior Energy Systems
Energy Management October 9, 2020

Propane storage capacity increased through rail-supplied terminals

Rail terminals save money by minimizing distances and time

By Crystelle Markley
Courtesy: DTE Energy
Energy Efficiency September 29, 2020

LDC Focus: Spotlight on DTE Energy

DTE Gas is taking a unique, holistic approach to achieving its net zero goal by including suppliers and customers on the journey

By Gas Technology
Courtesy: DTE Energy, James Leidel
Energy Management September 28, 2020

Designing a microgrid system: Li-ion versus gas generator

Battle of the backup: Evaluating a 1 MW solar PV/natural gas microgrid for firm on-peak power and resiliency

By James Leidel
Courtesy: Gas Technology Institute
Energy, Power September 24, 2020

Understanding the growing importance of hydrogen

A look at hydrogen, from generation to blending with natural gas

By Gas Technology
Cold neutrons uncover atomic dynamics that give thermoelectric materials low-heat conductivity. Shown is the evolution of atomic lattice oscillation waves upon heating the tin sulfide crystal, as measured with neutron scattering. Courtesy: Duke University
Energy, Power September 23, 2020

Atomic dynamics help turn heat into electricity

An atomic mechanism that makes some thermoelectric materials efficient near high-temperature phase transition could help unlock better options for technologies reliant on transforming heat into electricity.

By Ken Kingery
The electron microscope image shows the air (darkest gray) sandwiched between the gold backing at the bottom and the semiconductor at the top, supported on gold beams. Credit: Dejiu Fan, Optoelectronic Components and Materials Group, University of Michigan
Energy, Power September 23, 2020

Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat

Heat-harnessing solar cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can’t convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat and improve overall energy efficiency.

By Kate McAlpine
Electrical September 9, 2020

Wet electrostatic precipitators are proven for emission control and gas cleaning

Two case studies illustrate the point

By Gary Siegel
Courtesy: Dewberry
Energy, Power September 8, 2020

Cause and effect of record-low energy prices

An elevated supply of natural gas and increased use of renewables, along with COVID-19 changing everyday life, has made energy prices drop to record lows.

By Joe Estrada