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Energy news, October 2008

Solar-powered UAV takes flight

A solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made with carbon fibre composite has completed a three and a half day flight in Arizona, USA.

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Researchers have developed the first 4.0 volt lithium-ion battery able to use a water-salt solution as its electrolyte.

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Defects in the molecular structure of perovskite solar cells can be ‘healed’ by exposing them to light, oxygen and just the right amount of humidity.

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Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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By altering the proportion of the ingredients in a lithium-based material, scientists have found a good candidate for a solid-state electrolyte.

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