Harnessing Energy Never Looked So Good

June 2011
Buildings;Jun2011, Vol. 105 Issue 6, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on developments in technology on renewable energy. Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) discover a method that could bring down solar costs. At the Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists have found a combination of inexpensive materials, such as carbon, iron, and cobalt, for use as catalysts in producing electricity from hydrogen fuel cell.


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