Consumers can play their part in reducing carbon emissions by choosing to shift their energy use to when renewable generation is at its daily peak.
June 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: lockdown uk-energy renewable-energy national-grid carbon-intensity energy-demand
New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Tags: graphene solar research renewable-energy school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics civil-and-environmental-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology optoelectronics
Researchers have created a shadow-effect energy generator that can use the contrast between shadows and light to generate electricity.
Tags: electricity light renewable-energy earth-and-environment wearable-devices
Buildings consume lots of energy – here's how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take
Net zero energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use. Designing whole net zero campuses and communities takes the energy and climate benefits to a higher level.
May 26, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change heating cooling energy-efficiency energy-use buildings renewable-energy sustainable-cities geothermal-energy district-heating net-zero
Modeling study shows battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
Tags: sustainability climate-change energy research transportation automobiles renewable-energy batteries mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe alternative-energy singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart
Are facilities that produce necessities like energy and clean water doomed to be ugly? Not when artists and landscape architects help design them.
May 15, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: solar-power new-york infrastructure gardens renewable-energy landscape-architecture design denmark connecticut water-treatment aesthetics solar-farms
"Our perovskite solar cells show no thermal degradation even at 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit) for over three days..."
Tags: solar-cells materials-science temperature renewable-energy science-and-technology
How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.
May 5, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change energy public-opinion fossil-fuels regulation oil coal renewable-energy us-energy-policy natural-gas energy-prices energy-subsidies
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