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Energy-harvesting chromogenic devices

The present disclosure relates to devices that include a perovskite, where, when a first condition is met, at least a portion of the perovskite is in a first phase that substantially transmits light, when a second condition is met, at least a portion of the perovskite is in a second phase that substantially absorbs light, and the perovskite is reversibly switchable between the first phase and the second phase by reversibly switching between the first condition and the second condition.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Methods of forming interdigitated back contact solar cells

Methods for forming interdigitated back contact solar cells from iii-v materials are provided. According to an aspect of the invention, a method includes depositing a patterned zn layer to cover first areas of an n-type emitter region, wherein the emitter region comprises a iii-v material, and forming a passivated back contact region by counter-doping the first areas of the emitter region by diffusing zn from the patterned zn layer into the first areas of the emitter region, such that the first areas of the emitter region become p-type.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Network-cognizant voltage droop control

The present disclosure provides techniques for network-cognizant droop control in power systems, such as a power distribution system. An example device includes a processor configured to determine, based on (i) a model representing a structure of a power system that includes a plurality of energy resources and (ii) an indication of predicted uncontrollable power injections in the power system, for each controllable energy resource in the plurality of energy resources, a respective value of a first droop coefficient and a respective value of a second droop coefficient. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Doped passivated contacts

Polysi:ga/sio2 passivated contacts were prepared using ion implantation and dopant inks to introduce ga into a-si. Following crystallization anneals these p-type contacts exhibited improved passivation (ivoc of about 730 mv) over b-doped passivated contacts for solar cells.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Naphthalene-containing polymers and methods of making the same

The present disclosure relates to a dimer that includes a first hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group and a second hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group, where the first hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group and the second hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group are connected by a bridging group. The present disclosure also relates to a polymer synthesized using the dimer, as well as methods for synthesizing both the dimer and the polymer.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Systems and methods for direct thermal receivers using near blackbody configurations

An aspect of the present disclosure is a receiver for receiving radiation from a heliostat array that includes at least one external panel configured to form an internal cavity and an open face. The open face is positioned substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis and forms an entrance to the internal cavity. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Methods of preparing single-walled carbon nanotube networks

Methods for determining desired doping conditions for a semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube (s-swcnt) are provided. One exemplary method includes doping each of a plurality of s-swcnt networks under a respective set of doping conditions; determining a thermoelectric (te) power factor as a function of a fractional bleach of an absorption spectrum for the plurality of s-swcnt networks doped under the respective sets of doping conditions; and using the function to identify one of the te power factors within a range of the fractional bleach of the absorption spectrum. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Graded catalytic-protective layer for an efficient and stable water-splitting photocathode

The present disclosure relates to a composition that includes, in order: a first layer that includes maw; a second layer that includes moyaz; and a third layer that includes mox, where m includes a transition metal, a includes at least one of sulfur, selenium, and/or tellurium, w is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, x is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, y is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, and z is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the transition metal may include at least one of molybdenum and/or tungsten. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Magnesium metal devices and methods of making the same

The present disclosure relates to a device that includes a first electrode, where the first electrode includes magnesium metal having a first surface, and a first coating in physical contact with the first surface and covering substantially all of the first surface, where the first coating has a first thickness, and the first coating is configured to transport a plurality of magnesium ions through the first thickness, such that a first portion of the plurality of magnesium ions are reversibly depositable as elemental magnesium onto the first surface.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Thickness mapping using multispectral imaging

An example system includes a material transport system configured to transport a substantially planar material through a monitoring zone, an illumination source configured to illuminate at least a portion of the material that is within the monitoring zone with light, and a sensor configured to obtain a plurality of consecutive datasets. Datasets indicate, for locations of the material and for a specific wavelength of light, a respective intensity of the light that is of the wavelength and that is received from the location. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Transparent conductive adhesive materials

Transparent and conductive adhesive (tca) materials that may be incorporated into various devices are provided. According to an aspect of the invention, a device includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer including a tca material. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Real-time series resistance monitoring in photovoltaic systems

A device includes at least one processor configured to determine a target irradiance value based on an operating current value of a photovoltaic (pv) device, a short-circuit current value of the pv device, and an operating irradiance value of the pv device. The at least one processor is also configured to determine an open-circuit voltage value of the pv device at the target irradiance value, determine a series resistance value of the pv device based on an operating voltage value of the pv device, the operating current value, and the open-circuit voltage value at the target irradiance value, and execute at least one programmatic action based on the series resistance value.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Catalysts and methods for converting biomass to liquid fuels

An aspect of the present disclosure is a method that includes contacting an oxygenated compound and hydrogen (h2) with a solid catalyst, where the solid catalyst includes a metal carbide that includes a first transition metal, and the contacting converts at least a portion of the oxygenated compound to a deoxygenated compound. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the metal carbide may include at least one of mo2c and/or w2c.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

Oriented perovskite crystals and methods of making the same

An aspect of the present disclosure is a method that includes combining a first organic salt (a1x1), a first metal salt) a second organic salt (a2x3), a second metal salt (m2cl2), and a solvent to form a primary solution, where a1x1 and m1(x2)2 are present in the primary solution at a first ratio between about 0.5 to 1.0 and about 1.5 to 1.0, and a2x3 to m2cl2 are present in the primary solution at a second ratio between about 2.0 to 1.0 and about 4.0 to 1.0. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, at least one of a1 or a2 may include at least one of an alkyl ammonium, an alkyl diamine, cesium, and/or rubidium.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

04/12/18 / #20180099246

Hydrogen sensing and separation

Techniques for hydrogen sensing and mitigation are provided. As one example, a device includes a chamber and a membrane that is permeable to a first gas and is impermeable to a second gas. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/22/18 / #20180080668

Split heating and cooling systems

The present disclosure relates to air conditioning systems and methods. An aspect of the present disclosure is a device that includes a housing having an external surface and defining an interior volume, a heat exchanger positioned within the interior volume, a fluid line partially positioned within the interior volume, a sleeve extending from the external surface and terminating at a distal end of the sleeve, and a fluid connector. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/08/18 / #20180069284

Magnesium-based methods, systems, and devices

An aspect of the present invention is an electrical device, where the device includes a current collector and a porous active layer electrically connected to the current collector to form an electrode. The porous active layer includes mgbx particles, where x≧1, mixed with a conductive additive and a binder additive to form empty interstitial spaces between the mgbx particles, the conductive additive, and the binder additive. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/01/18 / #20180062214

Long-life rechargeable ion batteries

An aspect of the present disclosure is an electrochemical device that includes a first electrode, an ion reservoir electronically connected to the electrode by a first circuit, an electrolyte positioned between the first electrode and the ion reservoir and ionically connecting the first electrode and the ion reservoir, and a regulating element, where the regulating element is positioned between the first electrode and the ion reservoir, the regulating element electronically and/or ionically connects the ion reservoir and the first electrode, and the regulating element limits the transfer of at least one of electrons and/or ions between the ion reservoir and the first electrode.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

02/22/18 / #20180051379

Passivating window and capping layer for photoelectrochemical cells

An aspect of the present disclosure is a photoelectrochemical device that includes a first cell that includes a first semiconductor alloy, a capping layer that includes a second semiconductor alloy, and a passivating layer that includes a third semiconductor alloy, where the passivating layer is positioned between the first cell and the capping layer, and at least a portion of the capping layer is configured to be in direct contact with an electrolyte.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

01/25/18 / #20180022641

Transparent and insulating materials having evacuated capsules

Transparent and insulating materials having evacuated capsules are provided. According to an aspect of the invention, a method includes forming evacuated capsules within a solution, and dispersing and suspending the evacuated capsules within the solution such that a packing density of the evacuated capsules within the solution is greater than 30%, and a visible light transmission of the solution including the evacuated capsules is greater than 75%. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

12/28/17 / #20170370618

Secondary reflectors for solar collectors and methods of making the same

An aspect of the present disclosure is a device that includes a reflecting surface having a length aligned along a first axis (z), where a cross-section of the reflecting surface in a plane perpendicular to the first axis (z) forms a curve comprising a concave section positioned between a first endpoint and a second endpoint, at least a portion of the concave section is accurately approximated by a polynomial equation, an aperture is formed by a straight line connecting the first endpoint to the second endpoint, and the concave section is configured to focus a plurality of beams of light passing through the aperture onto a focal point.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358766

Organic semiconductor photovoltaic devices and compositions with acceptor-donor-acceptor type polymer electron donors

Organic semiconductor photovoltaic devices and compositions with acceptor-donor-acceptor type polymer electron donors are provided. In one embodiment, a composition of matter comprises a copolymer material having an acceptor-donor-acceptor moiety repeat unit.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

11/16/17 / #20170327854

Methods for cellobiosan utilization

Disclosed herein are enzymes useful for the degradation of cellobiosan in materials such a pyrolysis oils. Methods of degrading cellobiosan using enzymes or organisms expressing the same are also disclosed.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

10/26/17 / #20170306363

Metabolic engineering for enhanced succinic acid biosynthesis

Presented herein are biocatalysts and methods for the production of succinic acid from carbon sources. The biocatalysts include microbial cells that have been engineered to overexpress exogenously added genes that encode enzymes active in the reductive branch of the tricarboxylic acid (tca) cycle.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

10/26/17 / #20170306244

Catalysts and methods for converting carbonaceous materials to fuels

This disclosure relates to catalysts and processes designed to convert dme and/or methanol and hydrogen (h2) to desirable liquid fuels. These catalysts produce the fuels efficiently and with a high selectivity and yield, and reduce the formation of aromatic hydrocarbons by incorporating h2 into the products. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

09/28/17 / #20170275655

Conversion of biomass to useful intermediates

An aspect of the present disclosure is a microbial cell that includes a genetic modification resulting in the expression of a deficient form of an endogenous dioxygenase, and a gene encoding an exogenous dioxygenase and a promoter sequence, where the endogenous dioxygenase includes pcah and pcag, the exogenous dioxygenase includes liga and ligb, the microbial cell is capable of growth utilizing at least one of a cellulose decomposition molecule or a lignin decomposition molecule, and the microbial cell is capable of producing 2-hydroxy-2h-pyran-4,6-dicarboxylic acid.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

09/28/17 / #20170275653

Enzyme scaffolds and methods of use

Polypeptide scaffolds comprising enzymatic proteins are provided. The enzymatic polypeptide scaffolds comprise heterologous enzymes to form a heterologous metabolic pathway, and can be targeted to a substrate through a surface anchoring domain. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

09/21/17 / #20170269449

Electrochromic nickel oxide simultaneously doped with lithium and a metal dopant

An electrochromic device comprising a counter electrode layer comprised of lithium metal oxide which provides a high transmission in the fully intercalated state and which is capable of long-term stability, is disclosed. Methods of making an electrochromic device comprising such a counter electrode are also disclosed.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

09/14/17 / #20170263789

Desiccant-based cooling of photovoltaic modules

An example device includes a photovoltaic (pv) unit and a desiccant-based passive cooling component that is thermally coupled to the pv unit. The desiccant-based passive cooling component is configured to sorb, under first conditions, moisture from an environment that surrounds the device, via at least one of adsorption or absorption, and evaporate, under second conditions that are different from the first conditions, at least a portion of the moisture.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

08/31/17 / #20170250434

Materials for flow battery energy storage and methods of using

The present disclosure relates to a mixture that includes a mediator having a first redox potential, a non-liquid active material having a second redox potential that is less than the first redox potential, and a cation. In addition, the non-liquid active material has a first condition that includes a first oxidation state, where the cation is intercalated within the non-liquid active material, and the non-liquid active material has a second condition that includes a second oxidation state that is higher than the first oxidation state, where the non-liquid active material is substantially free of the cation. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

08/31/17 / #20170248450

Shield devices, systems, and methods for improved measurements and detection

The present disclosure relates to a device having a first wall that includes a first opening having a first edge, and a first aperture through the first wall. The first edge may be positioned at least partially within a first plane, the first wall and the first plane may define a first space positioned within the first wall, and the first aperture may have a second edge with at least a portion of the second edge positioned outside of the first plane. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

08/31/17 / #20170247731

Enhanced processive cellulases

Nucleic acid sequences encoding chimeric polypeptides that exhibit enhanced cellulase activities are disclosed herein. These nucleic acids may be expressed in hosts such as fungi, which in turn may be cultured to produce chimeric polypeptides. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

07/13/17 / #20170197200

Metal phosphide catalysts and methods for making the same and uses thereof

The present disclosure relates to a method that includes heating a mixture that includes a metal phenylphosphine-containing precursor that includes at least one of mo(pph3)2(co)4, pd(pph3)4, ru(pph3)3cl2, ru(pph3)2(co)2cl2, co(pph3)(co)2(no), and/or rh(pph3)2(co)cl, a surfactant, and a solvent. The heating is to a target temperature to form a heated mixture containing a metal phosphide nanoparticle that includes at least one of mop, ru2p, co2p, rh2p, and/or pd3p, and the metal phosphide nanoparticle is not hollow.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

06/29/17 / #20170186559

Methods for producing and using perovskite materials and devices therefrom

The present disclosure describes solution methods for manufacturing perovskite halide films for use in solar cells. The methods include the use of additives that facilitate the formation of transitory, intermediate films that are later transformed into the final target perovskite halide films, such that the final films provide improved physical characteristics and operational performance.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

06/29/17 / #20170184326

Receivers for concentrating solar power generation

A device is describe for collecting energy in electromagnetic radiation, where the device includes a first panel that includes a first height, a first end, and a second end such that a first length is defined between the first end and the second end. The device further includes a second panel that includes a second height, a third end, and a fourth end such that a second length is defined between the third end and the fourth end. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

06/29/17 / #20170183511

Group iv nanocrystals with ion-exchangeable surface ligands and methods of making the same

Methods are described that include reacting a starting nanocrystal that includes a starting nanocrystal core and a covalently bound surface species to create an ion-exchangeable (ie) nanocrystal that includes a surface charge and a first ion-exchangeable (ie) surface ligand ionically bound to the surface charge, where the starting nanocrystal core includes a group iv element.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

06/01/17 / #20170154771

Selective area growth of semiconductors using patterned sol-gel materials

Systems and methods for growing semiconductor materials on substrates by using patterned sol-gel materials are provided. According to a first aspect of the invention, a method includes forming a pattern of a sol-gel material on a first region of substrate, and depositing a semiconductor material on a second region of the substrate by selective area growth. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

05/18/17 / #20170141254

Passivated contact formation using ion implantation

Methods for forming passivated contacts include implanting compound-forming ions into a substrate to about a first depth below a surface of the substrate, and implanting dopant ions into the substrate to about a second depth below the surface. The second depth may be shallower than the first depth. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

05/11/17 / #20170133528

Systems and methods for advanced ultra-high-performance inp solar cells

Systems and methods for advanced ultra-high-performance inp solar cells are provided. In one embodiment, an inp photovoltaic device comprises: a p-n junction absorber layer comprising at least one inp layer; a front surface confinement layer; and a back surface confinement layer; wherein either the front surface confinement layer or the back surface confinement layer forms part of a high-low (hl) doping architecture; and wherein either the front surface confinement layer or the back surface confinement layer forms part of a heterointerface system architecture.. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

05/11/17 / #20170130865

Valve security device

A device includes a control cover having a body portion with a first surface. The control cover also has at least one cavity in the first surface. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

04/13/17 / #20170100990

Thermal barriers for compartments

An aspect of the present disclosure is a thermal barrier that includes a core layer having a first surface, a second surface, and a first edge, and a first outer layer that includes a third surface and a second edge, where the third surface substantially contacts the first surface, the core layer is configured to minimize conductive heat transfer through the barrier, and the first outer layer is configured to maximize reflection of light away from the barrier.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/30/17 / #20170089128

Energy-harvesting chromogenic devices

An aspect of the present disclosure is a device that includes a switchable material and an intercalating species, such that when a first condition is met, at least a portion of the intercalating species is associated with the switchable material and the switchable material is substantially transparent and substantially colorless, and when a second condition is met, at least a fraction of the portion of the intercalating species is transferred from the switchable material and the switchable material is substantially transparent and substantially colored.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/30/17 / #20170088866

Xylose utilizing oleaginous yeast

Presented herein are oleaginous strains of yeast such as saccharomyces cerevisiae that have been modified to allow for xylose utilization. Such strains are also modified to allow for higher lipid accumulation utilizing a broad range of sugar monomers such as those released during pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/16/17 / #20170074731

Methods and devices for electrochemical system analysis

The present disclosure provides a calorimeter device and an electrochemical system analysis method. The device includes a first thermo-electric gauge (teg) and a first conductor thermally coupled to the first teg, the first conductor comprising a first surface. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/16/17 / #20170074530

Indirect evaporative cooler using membrane-contained, liquid desiccant for dehumidification

An indirect evaporative cooler for cooling inlet supply air from a first temperature to a second, lower temperature using a stream of liquid coolant and a stream of exhaust or purge air. The cooler includes a first flow channel for inlet supply air and a second flow channel adjacent the first for exhaust air. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

03/02/17 / #20170058280

Organic acid synthesis from c1 substrates

Presented herein are biocatalysts and methods for converting c1-containing materials to organic acids such as muconic acid or adipic acid.. . ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

02/16/17 / #20170047458

Hydrogenation of passivated contacts

Methods of hydrogenation of passivated contacts using materials having hydrogen impurities are provided. An example method includes applying, to a passivated contact, a layer of a material, the material containing hydrogen impurities. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc

02/16/17 / #20170044554

L-arabinose fermenting yeast

An l-arabinose utilizing yeast strain is provided for the production of ethanol by introducing and expressing bacterial araa, arab and arad genes, l-arabinose transporters are also introduced into the yeast to enhance the uptake of arabinose. The yeast carries additional genomic mutations enabling it to consume l-arabinose, even as the only carbon source, and to produce ethanol. ... Alliance For Sustainable Energy Llc








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