Renewable Energy

We're going to run out of any kind of fossil fuels, so we need to move on to a renewable source.

Minnesota 2020
We have all of this great solar technology, so where do we put it? In Minnesota, solar panels are being installed on existing parking garages. This initiative to utilize space that would otherwise be wasted is one of the state’s largest... Read More
If you live on the East Coast, you are undoubtedly riding out a heat wave right now.  If you're not, consider yourself lucky!  This week we feature innovators who are coming up with new and creative ways to both reduce the negative impacts of heat... Read More
This week we feature Planet Forward innovators who are working to make our energy grid more efficient, modern, and sustainable.  Believe it or not, many aspects of our energy grid are based off of models created 100 years ago.  Can you imagine if... Read More
How to solve the world's water crisis: Imagine there is a pipe from the sea discharging as much fresh water as needed. There is no visible explanation as to its source.
Minnesota 2020
The sun was bright, the wind steady at the 20th annual Solar Boat Regatta put on by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. The event challenged teams of teens to design, engineer, and race motorized boats using photovoltaic power. Courses... Read More
Plasma generation can be achieved through sustained cavitation based on the following conditions: The water target must be at zero gravity so that the cavitation phase is distributed throughout the entire medium. The most feasible way to test this... Read More
It’s summertime!  This week we feature Planet Forward innovators who can help make your summer even more fun and sustainable!  Whether you’re spending your summer at the beach or at home, there are lots of great ways for you to reduce your impact on... Read More
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing that challenged widely held assumptions about renewable energy and the infrastructure needed to connect it to the grid. The Midwest’s steady winds could, in theory, power the entire... Read More
Timothy Considine and Robert Watson: Do those names ring a bell?
Sauer Energy has patented vertical axis wind technology, which allows the production of electric power with far smaller and bird-safe windmills. These windmills can be mounted on small to large buildings, and don't require as much space or support... Read More

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