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Device provides energy-recycling steps

Device provides energy-recycling steps
Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier. They’ve built energy-recycling stairs that store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the user during ascent. The spring-loaded stairs compress when someone comes down the stairs, saving energy otherwise dissipated through impact and braking forces at the ankle by 26%.
14th July 2017

Solid-state TPV converts solar thermal to utility-scale electricity

Solid-state TPV converts solar thermal to utility-scale electricity
Solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity. New computer modeling suggests that high temperature TPV conversion - which captures infrared radiation from very hot surfaces - could one day rival combined-cycle turbine systems when combined with thermal storage using liquid metal at temperatures around 1,300ºC.
27th July 2016

Carbon fibre recycling process helps reduce waste

Carbon fibre recycling process helps reduce waste
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle nearly 100% of the materials in certain types of thermoset carbon fibre composites. The method involves soaking the composites in an alcohol solvent, which slowly dissolves the epoxy that binds and gives shape to the carbon fibres. Once dissolved, the carbon fibres and the epoxy can be separated and used in new applications.
22nd July 2016


Light-trapping 3D solar cells undergo space testing

Light-trapping 3D solar cells undergo space testing
A novel 3D solar cell design developed at Georgia Tech will soon get its first testing in space aboard the International Space Station. An experimental module containing 18 test cells was launched to the ISS, and will be installed on the exterior of the station to study the cells’ performance and their ability to withstand the rigors of space. In addition to testing the 3D format, the module will also study a low-cost copper-zinc-tin-sulfide (CZTS) solar cell formulation.
19th July 2016

Hybrid nanogenerator harvests ocean waves

Hybrid nanogenerator harvests ocean waves
In a study published in ACS Nano, a team of researchers led by Zhong Lin Wang at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a device that can harvest ocean waves in a very broad frequency range that encompasses almost all of the ocean wave energy spectrum, including the hard-to-reach low frequencies that are inaccessible to most harvesters. The device is a hybrid system that consists of two generators.
21st June 2016


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