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Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Rebecca Brock, Sandia National Lab July 1, 2015 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month,...
Graphene for solar cells

Strengthening Solar Cell Performance with Graphene

Roni Peleg, Contributor June 15, 2015 Graphene is a nanomaterial that has been attracting a remarkable amount of interest as a potential game changer for various applications, from energy storage to flexible transparent ...

Wheels, Towers and Trees: Unconventional Renewable Energy Technologies in the Pipeline

Andrew Williams, International Correspondent May 15, 2015 A number of companies around the world are developing novel technologies in an effort to grab a slice of the global renewable energy market.  Although many of these technologies are ...
Alaska Airlines Biofuel

Alaska Airlines, Gevo To Demonstrate Renewable Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest May 12, 2015

In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ).

Le Cheylas pumped storage plant scheme. Credit: Alstom.

A Solution to Intermittent Renewables Using Pumped Hydropower

Nathalie Lefebvre, Marie Tabarin, and Olivier Teller, Contributors May 11, 2015 Integrating large quantities of renewable generation with low-carbon technology will require the development of large flexible carbon-free generation and storage assets. Over the last 40 ...
Aerial view of the Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Plant in Indonesia. Credit: Victaulic.

Geothermal Piping Systems Get into the Groove

Alfred Chua May 8, 2015 How do you design outdoor piping to account for changing elevation, uneven terrain, seismic and thermal movement, and the reroutes required of a drilling fluid system? This was the challe...

Wind Energy Data: The (Scientific) Flight of the Falcon

Bill Scanlon, NREL April 23, 2015 A trained falcon named Houdini darts and soars next to a wind power plant in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies, gathering radar data that could someday save the lives of his avian brethren.

Assuring Solar Modules Will Last for Decades

Bill Scanlon, NREL April 14, 2015 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is co-leading an international push to assure the reliability of solar panels — an assurance demanded by customers, man...

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

The University of Texas at Austin March 24, 2015 Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yea...

Researchers Discover New Material to Produce Clean Energy

Jeannie Kever, University of Houston March 6, 2015 Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat — from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an indu...

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