POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for May 2, 2016

Rice University scientists using gold to unlock solar energy; U.S. Senate restores wind energy R&D funding


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • Researchers at Rice University are developing a method to reduce the cost of solar electricity generation worldwide. By splitting water molecules into their core parts of oxygen and hydrogen, the scientists are able to capture solar energy and produce clean, renewable power made possible by tiny light-activated gold nanoparticles.
  • The U.S. Senate passed an amendment to restore funding for wind energy research and development. The amendment, which passed by a vote of 54-42, will provide $96.4 million to the wind industry (the same level of funding provided in 2016).
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