Power/Performance Bits: April 6


Durian supercapacitors Researchers from the University of Sydney developed a method that uses durian and jackfruit waste to create supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are capable of quickly storing and discharging energy. The team says their fruit-based material is more efficient than ones typically made from activated carbon. "Using durian and jackfruit purchased from a market, we conver... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 29


Colored solar panels Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) developed a technology to create efficient bright green solar panels in the hopes that a greater array of colors will prompt greater adoption among architects and builders who might see the traditional blue or black panels as an eyesore. The panels have a gr... » read more