Solar

Sunlight is the most abundant energy source known to man: it powers solar cells, warms the air and is the essential energy for photosynthesis. PF Members offer innovative plans to utilize this valuable resource.

The Medaka is a eco-solar ferry meaning that it not only uses solar power as a source of renewable energy, but it will also incorporate a range of other features so that it is far more environmentally friendly than existing traditional ferry designs... Read More
Minnesota 2020
We have an opportunity for energy utilities to diversify, from just generating and selling power to being a comprehensive energy services and management provider. Companies like Xcel are already catching on, but as demands change, as renewables... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Heating water eats up a lot of energy. In Minnesota, the colder climate puts even more demand on hot water systems. However, the state's potential for solar energy can help offset that negative. Recently, Ramsey County's Law Enforcement Center... Read More
A 3-minute description of the technology and policy associated with one of the four main types of concentrated solar power - the solar power tower. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
University of Mississippi
Video produced by Meredith Moore (Instructor: Kristen Swain) Dr. Waheed Uddin, Ole Miss civil engineering professor, introduces a lifecycle analysis (LCA) approach to evaluating alternative energy infrastructure and other sustainability projects. He... Read More
Using alternative energy sources for residential homes, or using tricks to save on saving energy.
Vietnam is a developing country, which means there are many poor people. The cost of using fossil energy or electricity bills sometime are too high compare to their income. This is the video which shows some methods of using Green energy that is... Read More
At Portland State University, students don't wait until after graduation to begin changing our world. They start right away on our urban campus—a vibrant, living laboratory for confronting the challenges of climate change head on.
Chatham University
Today, decision-makers too often look to the market or specific technologies for where to begin adopting a more sustainable approach to today's changing world. However, institutions and communities that begin their transformation by first setting in... Read More
Kaua'i Community College has partnered with the local county government to develop an entirely new form of sustainable living center.

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