Renewable energy

Assessing the health risk of solar development on contaminated landsDecember 11, 2013

A recently published report from Argonne's Environmental Science division presents a methodology for assessing potential human health risks of developing utility-scale solar facilities on contaminated, previously developed sites.

A new material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficientDecember 11, 2013

A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old goal of discovering a bulk photovoltaic material that can harness energy from visible and infrared light, not just ultraviolet light.