The Future of Solar Energy

Download the document. This study considers only the two widely recognized classes of technologies for converting solar energy into electricity — photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP), sometimes called solar thermal) — in their current and plausible future forms. Because energy supply facilities typically last several decades, technologies in these classes will dominate solar-powered generation …

Using Intelligent Efficiency to Collect and Analyze Nonenergy Benefits Information

Download the document. In this report, we discuss how information technologies and communication networks are enabling new ways of tracking and analyzing the many benefits of saving energy. When stakeholders can quantify the coincident benefits of energy savings and put monetary value on them, they improve the accuracy of their cost-benefit analysis and increase the …

Developing An Integrated Microalgal Biorefinery For Fuel Production

Read the full post at Science Trends. Concerns about climate change, primarily driven by the use of fossil fuels, have driven exploration of renewable and sustainable sources of energy. Biofuels obtained from biomass-based resources are potential options to replace gasoline and diesel as transportation fuels. Microalgae are promising biomass sources on account of their high …

Cincinnati signs deal to run most facilities on 100% green energy

Read the full story in Smart City Dive. Cincinnati has entered a contract with Dynegy to purchase 100% renewable energy for most of its municipal facilities, starting next month and running through at least 2021. The green energy will power police and fire stations, health clinics, recreations centers and most administrative buildings including city hall.