Future Is Bright for Solar at Stanford

Future Is Bright for Solar at Stanford

Stanford University has partnered with SunPower to install a 5,500 kW rooftop solar PV system and build a 68,000 kW off-campus solar energy plant. By 2017, solar panels will make up half of the university’s electricity supply. The project is a part of the Stanford … Read more…

New Energy System Will Save Stanford $420M

New Energy System Will Save Stanford $420M

Stanford University is building a new energy system that incorporates solar power with heat recovery. The new system, called the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI), will save the university $420 million in energy costs over 35 years, making Stanford one of the most energy-efficient research universities … Read more…

Beaming Heat Away From Buildings and the Atmosphere

Beaming Heat Away From Buildings and the Atmosphere

Stanford engineers have invented a coating material that can help cool buildings by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into the cold of space, according to Stanford News. The ultrathin, multilayered material acts as both a radiator and a reflector of … Read more…

Stanford Selects Pumps for District Heating System

Stanford Selects Pumps for District Heating System

Stanford University selected three different ITT Goulds Pumps models as part of its district heating plan that will replace a current natural gas-powered cogeneration plant with an electricity-powered heat recovery plant. Scheduled for completion in 2015, Stanford’s Energy System Innovations (SESI) program is a $438 … Read more…

DOE, Stanford Unveil Solar, Wind Battery

DOE, Stanford Unveil Solar, Wind Battery

Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid. Currently the electrical grid cannot tolerate large and sudden power … Read more…

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