Berkeley Lab has been awarded more than $13 million for five research projects that will accelerate the development of advanced lithium batteries and smart, connected vehicles, making it easier to switch to electric vehicles.
Building operations account for a whopping 35% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. A free online tool developed by Berkeley Lab with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) — the Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER) — is helping to bring that number down by virtually evaluating buildings for immediate no- and low-cost energy efficiency upgrades.
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Technical University of Munich have developed a new technique that allows researchers to synthesize a perovskite solar material and test its performance at the same time.
A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientists on how hydrogen can help achieve net-zero emissions. Adam Weber is Berkeley Lab’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager and leads Berkeley Lab’s Energy Conversion Group (ECG), and Ahmet Kusoglu is a staff scientist in the ECG, a multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, theorists, and material scientists with active collaborations across industry, academia, and national laboratories.
Wind energy continues to see strong growth, solid performance, and low prices in the U.S., according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. With levelized costs of just over $30 per megawatt-hour (MWh) for newly built projects, the cost of wind is well below its grid-system, health, and climate benefits.
With a simple stretch, a thin semiconductor material can achieve near 100% light-emission efficiency at all brightness levels. The discovery, reported by scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley in the journal Science, has implications for energy-efficient mobile devices and lighting applications.
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited the Bay Area on Friday, Aug. 20, making a two-hour stop at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for discussions with Lab scientists and leaders and tours of two of the Lab’s five national scientific user facilities.
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have taken the clearest picture yet of electronic particles that make up a mysterious magnetic state called quantum spin liquid. The achievement could facilitate the development of superfast quantum computers and energy-efficient superconductors.
Berkeley Lab and Stanford researchers collaborate to find promising solution for converting waste heat to electricity.
Berkeley Lab team combines thermal and electrochemistry expertise to make battery testing cheaper and faster.