Efficiency

As electric vehicles take to the streets and devices become more advanced, the importance of batteries will only continue to rise. As a result, there's a need for innovation within batteries to increase efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This... 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
Its mascot might be the Sun Devil, but Arizona State University is using solar energy to make positive changes in its community. They’ve already installed the largest university solar system in the country, giving students an opportunity to learn... Read More
Saint Gobain Gyproc, Abu Dhabi
My idea is about more energy efficient bicycle. From the 18th century, we are following the same structure and principles in bicycle. I am proposing a simple change in bicycle; it runs almost 40 percent more efficiently than old models. It... Read More
Pretty simple idea and not a new one, but imagine hopping on a train at a train station located at the intersection of two interstates or a small city, and relaxing as the train takes you to your destination. That destination could be across the... Read More
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The University of Tennessee’s Living Light house is engineered with an innovative design that maximizes visibility and natural light without sacrificing efficiency. Energy savings are realized by the owners as they interface with the Living Light... Read More
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America's favorite pastime is going green! At the home of the Seattle Mariners, officials were having trouble getting fans to put their leftover food in compost bins instead of trash cans. So what did they do? They made everything -- cups,... Read More
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In this animated Energy 101 video, energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan looks at how one of New York City's most famous structures, the Empire State Building, is becoming one of its greenest.
White Caps, Green Collars LLC
It’s simple: our urban landscapes abound with flat, black roofs that absorb heat all summer long, driving up energy use, and contributing to the urban heat island effect as well as global warming. Yet flat roofs are largely out of sight, out of... Read More
Magnetic bars across roadways and pick-up coils in bottoms of cars. Coils of wire cutting magnetic lines of force generates electricity to recharge battery packs. No need to stop at recharging stations. Charge while you drive. Magnets can be... Read More

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