News tagged with renewable source

City heat from ancient mines

People living in Glasgow could get around 40% of the energy they need to heat their homes and businesses from tapping into the rocks and water in old abandoned mineshafts and other mine workings beneath the ...

Jul 11, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 1

Making mirrors for the sun

With $1.5 million from the Department of Energy, University of Arizona researchers are continuing to improve groundbreaking technology to produce solar electricity at a price competitive with non-renewable ...

Jul 06, 2012 3 / 5 (4) 1

Simulation software optimizes networks

By the year 2020, thousands of kilometers of new grids will be operating in Germany to permit even more extensive use of power from renewable sources. However, these new "smart grids" also come with increased complexity, ...

Apr 05, 2012 not rated yet 1

Algae biofuels: the wave of the future

Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have assembled the draft genome of a marine algae sequence to aid scientists across the US in a project that aims to discover the best algae species for producing ...

Apr 03, 2012 4.5 / 5 (8) 3