A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT.
New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:15am
The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are often composed of multiple layers of different materials bonded together — for extensive testing.
A new way to store thermal energy
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort.
10 years of energy research at MIT
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:15pm
Q: What are some of the most significant research impacts the MIT energy community has made over the past decade?
Will metal supplies limit battery expansion?
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:30am
The dramatic rise in production of electric vehicles, coupled with expected growth in the use of grid-connected battery systems for storing electricity from renewable sources, raises a crucial question: Are there enough raw materials to enable significantly increased production of lithium-ion bat
Making renewable power more viable for the grid
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:45pm
Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the U.S. grid: They require energy-storage systems that, at the cheapest, run about $100 per kilowatt hour and function only in certain locations.
Forget old batteries. Here comes the energy storage revolution
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
Energy demands from developing countries are going to grow by about 10 per cent between now and 2040, according to the
Making a pledge for the climate with our careers
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Jeremy Poindexter, a graduate student in DMSE, recently published a piece titled "Making a pledge for the climate with our careers" in The Tech.
New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications.
The Engine announces investments in first group of startups
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:45am
The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors.