From the Lab: The Energy Transition Needs Perovskite PV and Alternative Storage

Greentech Media:
Yes, cleantech innovators face an uphill challenge first to get to market and then to successfully compete with incumbent technologies. But when they do, the impact is substantial. Perovskites, organic flow batteries and hybrid solar-thermal photovoltaic systems have the potential to function as entirely new markets, rife with investment opportunities and real-world impact.

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Antora Energy recently demonstrated the world’s most efficient solid state heat engine

Stanford University: The startup has recently demonstrated the world’s most efficient solid state heat engine, topping the performance of all previous thermophotovoltaic, thermionic, and thermoelectric devices. This breakthrough is a key enabler for Antora’s energy storage technology, and also opens up numerous other applications ranging from industrial waste heat recovery to flexible carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

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INSIGHT: Optimizing a More Flexible Power Grid

Bloomberg Environment: Think about it: our society is always plugged into something. Whether it’s smartphone chargers or smart TVs or large appliances or electric vehicles, we are consuming more energy than we ever have before. This has led to a host of efforts by utilities to implement demand response programs, which seek to adjust the demand for power, rather than adjusting the supply to meet the demand.

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