Within 15 years, MIT expects to produce energy from fusion

MIT Fusion SPAEC Tokamak experiment

Visualization of the proposed SPARC tokamak experiment. Using high-field magnets built with newly available high-temperature superconductors, this experiment would be the first controlled fusion plasma to produce net energy output. Visualization by Ken Filar, PSFC research affiliate

Within 15 years, MIT expects to produce energy from fusion. MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) collaborate in a new US initiative and decided to take a radically different approach to other efforts to transform fusion fram an exensive science experiment into a viable commercial energy source.

The team intend to use a new class of high-temperature superconductors they predict will allow them to create the world’s first fusion reactor that produces more energy than needs to be put in to get the fusion reaction going. Read More

MIT Ultrathin Solar Cell

MIT Ultrathin Solar Cell

The solar cell generates a lot of energy per weight: about 6 watts per gram which is about 400 times more than an average silicone solar cell.

MIT Researchers have developed a very thin, lightweight and flexible solar cell.

In the future, the technology allows solar cells to be used for caps, smart phones, paper and even a helium balloon. Read More

Yet nuclear fusion?

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The breakthrough is due to the availability of superconductors, made of barium copper oxide

Just about the Holy Grail of clean energy: nuclear fusion, which – unlike nuclear fission – produces no waste.

An infinite source of clean energy. But until now, not into practice. He? What says MIT? Read More

The Future Of Solar Energy by MIT

Energy storage and transport are the greatest challenges

Energy storage and transport are the greatest challenges

A few weeks ago, MIT published an interesting report about the future of solar energy. An important conclusion of the report is that solar energy in its various forms, is essential for our future.

Another important conclusion is that solar energy on a large scale, will develop best if governments ensure that there is a price attached to CO2 emissions. Read More

The story of hydrogen with solar power

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The new oxygen catalyst in action in Dan Nocera’s laboratory at MIT

When Zénobe Gramme invented the Gramme machine in 1869 electrolysis of water became a cheap method for the production of hydrogen. In the 2001 Bloombox Energy jumped up in the market utilizing hydrogen fuel cells using natural gas and I was naturally intrigued. But at that time, their business model was not attractive. Read More