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Three climate technologies breaking through in 2024

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on MIT Technology Review or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: MIT Technology Review presents the three climate tech innovations of 2024:
1. Super-efficient perovskite tandem solar cells
2. Enhanced geothermal systems
3. Heat pumps

🔭 The context: These technologies have been recognized for their potential in significantly advancing the fight against climate change
• Perovskite tandem solar cells improve the efficiency of traditional solar panels
• Enhanced geothermal systems represent a new approach to harnessing Earth's core energy
• Heat pumps, gaining popularity for heating and cooling, show great promise in energy efficiency and reducing emissions

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: These technologies are pivotal in the transition to sustainable energy
• Each technology contributes uniquely to reducing our dependence on non-renewable energy sources, thereby playing a key role in mitigating climate change and fostering a greener future

⏭️ What's next: The commercialization and widespread adoption of these technologies are the next steps
• This includes overcoming manufacturing challenges for perovskite solar cells, scaling enhanced geothermal systems, and increasing the adoption of heat pumps globally

📈 One stat: Heat pumps outsold gas furnaces for the first time in the US last year, indicating a significant shift towards more sustainable heating solutions

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