Author: Leah Jones

Missouri S&T coal

Coal Out, Geothermal In On Missouri Campus

A $32 million geothermal energy project at Missouri University of Science and Technology that gained financing approval in 2010 is moving closer to reality, with construction crews kicking off work on the system that is expected to reduce carbon dioxide… Read More

Wrinkled Solar Panels Catch More Rays

Tiny hills and valleys on the surface of leaves have guided a team of Princeton University scientists in the creation of a new kind of solar cell. By wrinkling up a layer of adhesive, the team designed solar cells that… Read More
Alta Devices Solar Cell

Solar Efficiency Gurus: Alta Devices Explored

As flat-plate single-junction solar cells go, you won’t find a more efficient version than Alta Devices’ prototype made from gallium arsenide. The new design takes advantage of an old concept implemented into solar cells for the first time. Two engineers… Read More

Anaerobic Digestion Gets Tech Upgrade

Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is wasted, according to a report requested by the United Nations. That amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year. UC Davis scientist Ruihong Zhang hopes to put a dent in this… Read More

Pikes Peak Car Race Champ Going Electric

If you are anywhere near Colorado Springs this summer, mark your calendar for July 8, head to Pikes Peak for the 90th annual “Race to the Clouds” and get ready for a thrill. This year, Nobuhiro Tajima–race champion the past… Read More

Long Island An East Coast Solar Power Leader

Groundbreaking renewable energy achievements and initiatives on Long Island, N.Y., have earned the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) two prominent awards along with a good deal of attention for all their work. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented LIPA… Read More
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Power Meeting: Where Rivers Hit The Sea

As they surge into the sea, our mighty rivers could produce enough power to meet the electricity needs of 520 million people per year, say researchers at Yale University. As one of the most abundant resources, ocean energy receives plenty… Read More