End-Use Customers Ink 23% of Wind Contracts in 2014

The American Wind Energy Association reported that retail and other non-utility buyers signed 23 percent of the wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) inked in 2014. This represents over 1,770 MW of generation. Other renewable energy customers mentioned in the article include leading technology firms like … Read more…

Electricity Harvested from Earth’s Infrared Radiation

Electricity Harvested from Earth’s Infrared Radiation

A Harvard professor is proposing powering the planet with electricity harvested from infrared radiation emitted from the Earth, reports Forbes. The plan by Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, uses devices that … Read more…

Leaf-Like Cooling Layers On Windows Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Leaf-Like Cooling Layers On Windows Can Boost Energy Efficiency

A thin, transparent, convective cooling layer applied to building windows and solar panels can reduce building temperature by up to 6 degrees and increase thermal regulation, say researchers in a paper published by Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. Borrowing ideas from nature to boost … Read more…

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