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Project Highlights Energy Challenges for Low-Income Households

A report supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy titled, “Powering Energy Efficiency and Impacts”, was recently featured in NC State’s The...

Faculty Researcher Explores Solar Air Heating In Agricultural Settings

Sanjay Shah discusses temperature conditions in a swine nursery with graduate student Li Yu to evaluate the effectiveness of a solar powered heating system. Faculty...

How Mapping, Satellite Technologies Can Help Pick Ideal Sites for Solar

May 23, 2018  |  Nash Dunn Solar energy installations have seen steady growth in the past decade, with the World Energy Council reporting a global increase from 14 to...

Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material

A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated.

NCCETC Issues Latest 50 States of Grid Modernization Report

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2018 edition of The 50 States of Grid Modernization. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory...

Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline

Steep declines in coal power over the past decade were caused largely by cheap natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations.

New Approach Could Quickly Identify Best Organic Solar Cell Mixtures

Researchers aim to reduce “trial and error” aspect of solar cell production by reducing the time spent on finding the most efficient mixtures.

Energizing African Development

Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it.