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Solar photovoltaics (PV) is an energy technology that is already contributing substantially to CO2 emissions mitigation. Here, the authors analyse the factors that lie behind the huge cost reductions of solar PV and identify innovations in the pipeline that could contribute to maintaining a high learning rate. Moreover, this work shows how widespread Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) - which are used to model decarbonization pathways compatible with the Paris Agreement – need to evolve to better reflect the role of solar PV in future low-carbon energy scenarios. This closely relates to SDG 7 and 13.
Bibliometric analysis on the research progress of micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) energy harvesters as a source of alternative energy, particularly for electronic equipment.
Assesses the status of energy consumption and the factors affecting biogas technology adoption among rural households in northwestern Ethiopia.
Contributing to SDGs 7 and 13, this article shows how a renewable energy transition can be made possible (and economically viable) through grid-scale storage of electricity.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 26, 2020, e00213, ISSN 2214-9937, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00213.

Buildings consume vast amounts of energy and pollute the environment in various ways but façades can play a significant role in reducing energy consumption and alleviating buildings' negative impacts on the environment. Through a case study of Shiraz, Iran, this article discusses how using smart materials in buildings' facades can help dramatically to attain SDGs 7, 9, 11 and 13.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 126, July 2020, 109836

This article addresses goals 7, 8, 9 and 13 with a specific focus on how photovoltaics (PV) can help the EU and UK achieve emission reduction goals and potentially create more than 100,000 new jobs.
This article addresses goals 7, 9, 12 and 13 with looking at six scenarios aimed at defossilated sustainable power systems in West Africa with the timeframe of 2015-2050.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 45, Issue 23, 28 April 2020, Pages 12859-12873

This article addresses goals 7 and 9 by detailing how PVC is promising as a good holder for organic catalysts in treating wastewater to produce hydrogen.

Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 210, 15 April 2020, 112701


This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 13 by developing a decision-making tool for determining the most sustainable use of biomass for carbon management.

Energy, Volume 175, 15 May 2019, Pages 471-480

This article addresses goal 7 by focusing on the state of research within high-renewable energy systems to accommodate these ambitions and combat climate change.