In this photo, University of California – Davis graduate student Judy Xu is shown adjusting a lab prototype of a daylight harvesting device developed and tested at the university’s California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC). The self-calibrating photocontrol reduces electric lighting power based on the amount of daylight available through skylights.
Americans can shave nearly 4% off their total energy consumption through weatherization measures.
U.S. energy-related carbon emissions are down in 2012 according to the Energy Information Administration: Now there are several ways to say that carbon emissions are down.
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Incubator Program announced the award of $16M to 17 solar startups that are working to reduce the hard and soft costs of solar power.
Solar panels can be made more efficient by adding nanoscopic aluminum studs to trap light.
An emerging technology called a vanadium redox flow battery could become a cost-effective solution for balancing electric grids.
Posting here primarily to document the stresses and constraints associated with North America’s newfound oil and gas wealth (via Wunderground): Canadian National spokesman Louis-Antoine Paquin said 13 cars — four carrying petroleum crude oil and nine loaded with liquified petroleum gas — came off the tracks around 1 a.m.
We’re holding a live Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Twitter right now with Robert Fares, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin, about his research in grid-level battery storage.
At the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) in Boulder, Colorado, USA Jonathan Wiley and Eric Kuntzelman rappel more than 300 feet from the top of a 3 megawatt wind turbine.
I’ve written extensively about sexism in the past and am extremely troubled over the past week’s revelations regarding Bora Zivkovic.
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