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Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2022

Harvesting solar resources

Research data is typically scattered across publications and repositories in a wide variety of formats, hampering its usability. Now, Jacobsson et al. have collected and consistently formatted a large amount of research data on perovskite solar cells and made it available to the public in a centralized database.

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Image: Thomas Phillips, Springer Nature. Cover Design: Thomas Phillips.


  • Data management and sharing is increasingly important to advancing research, yet it comes with challenges.



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Comment & Opinion

  • The United States and other G7 countries are considering a framework for mandatory climate risk disclosure by companies. However, unless a globally acceptable hybrid corporate governance model can be forged to address the disparities among different countries’ governance systems, the proposed framework may not succeed.

    • Paul Griffin
    • Amy Myers Jaffe
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News & Views

  • The advancement of perovskite photovoltaics has led to a large increase in the volume of published data, which is not always easy to find or reuse. Now, researchers have consistently formatted parameters related to fabrication and performance of over 42,000 solar cells and made them available for analysis in an open-access database.

    • Marina S. Leite
    News & Views
  • Polymer electrolyte water electrolysis is a promising technology for clean hydrogen production, but high-performance catalysts that can withstand the harsh anodic conditions are lacking. Now, mass-selected iridium-tantalum oxides are shown to have high catalytic activity and stability towards the oxygen evolution reaction under such conditions.

    • Marko Malinovic
    • Marc Ledendecker
    News & Views
  • Renewable energy costs have fallen precipitously over the past decade. New analysis explores how an extension of these trends, plus complementary technology innovation and market-based climate policy, could lead to a future energy system dominated by electricity.

    • Matthew Binsted
    News & Views
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Policy Brief

  • For remote Indigenous communities prepaying for electricity in Australia’s Northern Territory, temperature extremes increase reliance on the services that energy provides and the risk of disconnection of those services. Policy should focus on reducing the frequency, duration and negative impacts of disconnection, within the context of a warming climate.

    • Thomas Longden
    • Simon Quilty
    • Norman Frank Jupurrurla
    Policy Brief
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  • Fuels synthesized using sunlight offer a sustainable solution for chemical energy storage, but inefficient utilization of the solar spectrum has limited their broader viability. This Review looks at how approaches that are complementary to one another can be employed to better exploit solar energy for sunlight-to-fuel conversion.

    • Qian Wang
    • Chanon Pornrungroj
    • Erwin Reisner


    Review Article
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Amendments & Corrections

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