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Renewable Energy

Aug 18, 2023

Student project aims to install solar panels at a primary school in Rwanda

From more than 7,000 miles away, NC State University student Jenni Mangala, a rising senior majoring in electrical engineering, is coordinating the installation of solar panels at a primary school on an island in Rwanda.

Aug 1, 2023

NC State to Lead $10M Initiative to Decarbonize Forest Products Industry

Faculty in the Department of Forest Biomaterials will work to reduce the carbon intensity of producing various paper and wood products.

Jul 25, 2023

New Robot Boosts Solar Energy Research

The robot conducts experiments more efficiently and sustainably to develop a range of new semiconductor materials.

Jun 14, 2023

Are Electric Vehicles As Green As We Think? Rob Handfield Weighs In

Poole College professor Rob Handfield discusses how the demand for ‘green metals’ used in electric vehicle battery manufacturing far exceeds global supply and today’s known reserves.

Mar 29, 2023

The 2023 Energy Preview Now Available

We are thrilled to announce the release of our inaugural Energy Preview, available here for download. The Energy Preview was launched by the NC State Energy Collaborative in the Fall of…

diagram shows how electrons travel along grain boundaries

Feb 27, 2023

Corralling Ions Improves Viability of Next Generation Solar Cells

The finding paves the way for a new generation of lighter, more flexible, and more efficient solar cell technologies suitable for practical use.

Jan 6, 2023

In an Advance for Solar Fuels, Hybrid Materials Improve Photocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Tech Xplore NC State researchers were part of a team that found that hybrid materials for photocatalysis could leverage the high selectivity and efficiency imparted by a molecular catalyst synergistically with the durability of a solid material support.

From left, Nathan Woodward, Aram Amassian and Tonhui Wang examine a microscope slide. The three wear white lab coats, and Wang, who is holding the slide, wears black gloves.

Nov 3, 2022

Integrating Robotics, Materials Science to Capture Solar Energy

In developing more effective solar panels cells, NC State researchers are establishing more inclusive, accessible ways to do science.

gloved hands hold up solar cell panels of different sizes

Jan 25, 2022

New Technique Boosts Efficiency, Sustainability of Large-Scale Perovskite Solar Cells

The technique will reduce the cost and improve the performance of mass-produced perovskite solar cells.

Apr 4, 2019

NC State’s New Energy Club Hosts “Point of No Return” Film Screening

On March 27, the newly established Student Energy Club at NC State hosted a film screening of “Point of No Return” at Witherspoon Cinema.