More than 100 years after alternating current became the standard for electricity transmission, direct current is enjoying a revival of sorts at an Illinois Institute of Technology project.
If you want to know how microgrids will transform energy, just look at what cellphones did to communication, says Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, the professor and engineer who oversees a microgrid at a university on Chicago’s South Side.
As coal advocates seek to keep their industry viable amid tighter restrictions on carbon emissions, an Illinois researcher says a new spin on a 150-year-old technology might hold the solution.
Next month a transparent tube topped by a turbine will be installed along the side of a Minneapolis grain silo in an effort to create electricity from wasted heat.
The city of Minneapolis’ goal of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050 could be met by aggressively electrifying the transportation system and employing a number of building technologies, according to a recent report from Siemens.
Clean energy startups took home $1 million in prize money and planted the seeds for further investment on Tuesday at the annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge in Chicago.
Michigan’s second-largest electric utility is partnering with researchers at Michigan State University on a two-year energy storage pilot project.
Self-driving electric cars, solar-powered systems for the developing world, energy efficiency software and all-in-one home heating and cooling systems are among the entrants that will square off at the sixth Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago on April 12.
Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, a new nonprofit organization focused on helping promote clean energy businesses, formally begins today.
Scientists have been figuring out how to speed up the release of methane from coal so it can be better harvested as a source of power.