Renewable Energy

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

I have developed a turbine for use in high flow areas of tide and current. The design has almost limitless torque and only 3 moving parts. It can be deployed in shallow water with as little as 6ft of water, in areas that even loose water completely... Read More
National Science Foundation
H. Peter Vollhardt and collaborators at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered molecules composed of organic material and metal that store sunlight in the form of usable thermal energy. The direct conversion of solar photons (tiny... Read More
Minnesota 2020
New technology is making it possible and practical for photovoltaic installations to work on residential rooftops. Innovative reflective arrays, developed in Minnesota by TenKSolar and 3M, make PV panels space efficient and ramp up the energy... Read More
Planet Forward
The students at William Paterson University clearly take a lot of pride in their sustainability initiatives. As a finalist for the 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, they won the public voting competition on Planet Forward featuring their... Read More
Planet Forward
One of our Planet Forward members contacted me with an interesting question:
Hydraulic fracturing is problem free. The science says so. Those who ignore this science are hysterical fear mongers.
The Prosperity Energy Storage Project in New Mexico allows for efficient generation, distribution, and storage of solar energy. The solar facility stores excess energy and then distributes it through a smart grid when demand is higher, like when it... Read More
Presently, coal is ground to a powder then sprayed into a furnace for more even and complete combustion that heats water to steam and steam to super heated steam. The expansion of steam to super heated steam operates the turbine generating... Read More
PARC’s breakthrough clean water platform technology, Hydrodynamic Separation (HDS), can potentially provide multiple benefits, such as: Compact form factor – ideal for space- and weight-constrained sites; Modular and scalable – easily increase or... Read More
Planet Forward
Happy Birthday, Minnesota! Today in 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state.  To celebrate, we're going to take a look at what's going on in the land of 10,000 lakes to make the state turn from blue...to green! We've... Read More

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