At 19 years old, Swarnav Pujari wants to do nothing less than “revolutionize the energy market.”
A new study suggests that microgrids – a rarity in today’s power sector – will evolve to become a vital component of the 21st-century grid.
A Michigan company has developed a plastic pane that inserts into existing window frames that delivers high returns on energy efficiency.
Facebook and Google personalized the news. Uber and Lyft tailored transportation to individual needs. Now, advances in battery technology promise to introduce a similar kind of customization and independence into energy, says George Crabtree.
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.