A few years ago, when I was working as an iron oxide photocattalyst, I worked with a couple of guys at the University of Rochester.They were developing a new type of liquid that they call iron oxide hydroxide photocatalysis.They wanted to find out whether it was possible to make a solid metal using this new process.If it was, they wanted to make it solid at the same temperature.When I met them, th...
China’s photocats, light-emitting diodes, light bulbs and even mobile phones can all be converted into electricity using energy-harvesting technology.
But it may not be as easy as turning on a light bulb and hoping to convert it to electricity.
Instead, there is the potential for solar energy harvesting, a new technology that has been in the works for a long time.
The Chinese government has invested about $2 billion to build an industrial solar farm in the mountainous province of Guizhou, which has been touted as the future of Chinese energy.
But that project has been plagued by delays and has been pushed back several times.
The state-run Xinhua news agency said on Thursday that China had launched an industrial photocattalyst technology.
“The Chinese team is ready to launch commercialization of the new photocapture technology,” Xinhua said, referring to the state-backed photocavity.
It was not clear how many commercial solar farms would be built in China.
However, the Chinese government is working to get the technology into commercial production, said Li Zhong, an expert on Chinese solar power at the China Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
Li said the country could get around 1GW of photocatts from its photocapacitors.
China is set to build more than 20 GW of photovoltaic power plants over the next few years.
There is an estimated 80GW of solar capacity under construction around the world, including in California and Florida.