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.
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
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
National Geographic and Planet Forward
By Raymond Orbach
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