Innovative solutions to boost renewable energy
Using electric vehicles as mobile power storage could ease large-scale deployment of renewables across energy grid
Outdoor temperatures could fall up to a degree with more efficient cooling systems
Nuclear plants cannot easily and safely be ramped up and down rapidly and regularly. So how can we balance variable outputs from renewables?
As we move away from large power plants, there will be problems with maintaining the stability of the electric grid
Some renewables are variable, so how do we account for the cost of balancing them?
Levelised Cost of Energy figures are widely used but are a poor measure of actual energy costs. Can we do better?
The UK may be doing reasonably well on green power, but it is not making much progress on green heat. What about solar heating?
Bulb manufacturers should focus on making LED bulbs more energy efficient before increasing lifetimes, study finds
Single-particle measurements provide a much more accurate picture of the behaviour of these materials