Renewable power and greenhouse gases have always been closely intertwined. As one goes up, the other comes down. Of course, the benefits of clean power extend far beyond reduced emissions, but as long as there is a need to fight global warming, the demand for clean power will be strong. READ MORE
Until the end of time, pundits and politicians will debate the role of government as an engine of change. One thing is certain, however, when it comes to change in the realm of technology and energy, government is a driving force. READ MORE
Every electrical project is fraught with danger and risk. However, not every project involves stringing cable over a gorge, suspending yourself from it in a basket, and stabilizing it so your employer can walk across it later without falling to his death. READ MORE
As the quest continues for new ways to store renewable power, making it a more competitive source of energy on a massive scale, the search for capable storage materials becomes more surreal. In the latest twist in this intriguing story, researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a nano-battery that runs on the most unlikely of materials: wood. READ MORE
Despite the growing popularity of solar and wind power, the two renewable technologies still suffer from one glaring weakness: both generate power at nature’s mercy.
Their intermittent productivity is widely known. Now, a team of scientists at Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have developed a new technology that may address this flaw. READ MORE
Perhaps nothing showcases technology’s ability to innovate and change lives better than the science behind renewable power. Solar power’s high cost is well-established, but scientists at CalTech are developing cells with such hyper– efficiency they could potentially eclipse the question of price. READ MORE