U.S. Invests $9.5 Million to Study the Social Dynamics of Large-Scale Solar Siting & Permitting

Research will identify innovative practices that benefit communities and facilitate solar deployment WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today invested $9.5 million in four new projects supporting social science research that examines the ways that siting practices can influence public attitudes toward and permitting of large-scale solar … [continued]

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition

Leer en Español The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the winners of the 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition, an annual challenge that offers college students experience in the renewable energy industry and the chance to win cash prizes for developing real-world geothermal solutions. Team GeoTribe from the University of Oklahoma won … [continued]

Meiqi Yang, graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and one of the study’s lead authors, works on a string-based technology that extracts lithium salts from a brine solution. (Photo by Bumper DeJesus, via Princeton University)

Revolutionizing Lithium Production On A String

A vital component of the batteries at the heart of electric vehicles and grid energy storage, lithium is key to a clean energy future. But producing the silvery-white metal comes with significant environmental costs. Among them is the vast amount of land and time needed to extract lithium from briny … [continued]

Batteries Spark Biden’s Infrastructure & Jobs Promise

Originally published on By Madeline Tyson President Biden’s infrastructure plan (The American Jobs Plan) aligns recovery stimulus and climate action. This is smart: experts conclude that the green stimulus delivers high returns in job creation. To date, stimulus hasn’t been that green overall globally but the US plan will make a positive difference for our nation and the planet. To reap the … [continued]

Siemens Seeks To Optimize Microgrid Solutions With New Building Management System Integration

Siemens is pushing into microgrid development with news of the launch of a new microgrid test bed at its New Jersey R&D facility. The Siemens Advanced Microgrid Research and Demonstration Lab will work to integrate more traditional power generation, storage, and management solutions with Siemen’s core solutions in the building automation and cloud platform space.

“Professor X” Aims To Disrupt Autonomous Vehicle Tech With Silicon Valley Startup AutoX

Some people just aren’t satisfied with the safe route in life and can’t help but to unleash their passions on the world in the form of disruptive new approaches to existing or emerging markets.

Dr. Jianxiong Xioa — also known to students and staff as “Professor X” — has ditched his lucrative job as a Princeton professor to pour his passion into a new autonomous vehicle technology startup dubbed AutoX.