The key is a new catalyst: copper with a few atoms of the precious metal ruthenium.
Thanks to an advance by UCLA engineers, the two-wing structure could soon be used to make windmills that harvest energy more efficiently.
In this role, Hoek will provide leadership and grow partnerships with faculty and stakeholders to improve ecosystem health in Los Angeles.
A version of the technology, set up on the roof of a home, could provide enough power overnight to charge a cell phone or to light a room with LED bulbs.
A UCLA study reveals how the United States can maximize the benefits of waste-derived fuels.
Free online tool updated to include solar capacity and six more years of data, as California aims for 100% renewable energy.
In tests, perovskite-based cells made with the same chemical found in coffee maintained their power conversion efficiency for several weeks longer than those without it.
Without electric grid upgrades, heat-related power outages in L.A. County are guaranteed by midcentury
Without changes being made by 2040, the report found, certain locales would be guaranteed to experience power failures at the hottest times of the year.
In tests at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the device converted 22.4 percent of the incoming energy from the sun, a record for that type of cell.
The advance could revolutionize thermal management designs for computer processors and other electronics.
The Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables center will help accelerate research on new types of chemistry and materials that can help improve batteries’ capacity, stability and safety.
In experiments the device produced 30 percent better capacitance — the measure of a device’s ability to store an electric charge — for its mass compared to the best available electrode made from similar materials.
UCLA is already leading the way through its Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.
New research by UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and GRID Alternatives quantifies benefits of solar power on affordable housing.
Researchers designed a new device that uses solar power to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy and create hydrogen fuel.
The energy-efficient system uses a thin polymer film that transfers heat from the heat source to a “heat sink.”
Those who complete the program will be prepared to fill a critical void in the workforce: helping growing urban centers thrive under the pressure of global climate change.
Chai Energy and UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation are conducting a pilot study that could help consumers monitor their electricity usage and avoid peak pricing.
A UCLA-student–led survey uncovered stark disparities in public health outcomes for L.A. neighborhoods with oil and gas drilling.
Report by UCLA researchers finds that community choice aggregators provide a competitive alternative for electricity consumers.
New state and local policies promoting energy use transparency, public transit funding and sustainable development make researchers are optimistic for improvement.
The first episode features UCLA environmental economist Magali Delmas.
UCLA study shows that certified green buildings save 319 million pounds of carbon emissions in Los Angeles per year. Unfortunately, smaller buildings are left behind.
To counter likely cuts in federal funding for research into climate change and energy innovation, California’s government must fill the gap.
Michael Ross, professor of political science at UCLA, spent the past four years studying fossil fuel policies across 157 countries. The analysis was published in Nature Energy.