Energy & Green Tech

Batteries, community spirit help California fight heat wave

Dire predictions of blackouts in California during a fearsome heat wave this month never came to pass, with technology—and a dose of community spirit—helping the creaking grid through its most testing period ever.

Engineering

Decarbonizing the grid with flexible buildings

Elvin Vindel, a Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, has led the creation of a model that can help cut emissions from buildings and improve the overall efficiency of the grid. ...

Energy & Green Tech

First West African hydro-solar plant deployed in Ghana

The first West African hydro-solar plant was deployed in Ghana in January, with technical support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable ...

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