Energy & Green Tech

Made in the shade: Growing crops at solar farms yields efficiency

In the threatening trouble of climate change, growing commercial crops on solar farms is a potentially efficient use of agricultural land that can both increase commercial food production and improve solar panel performance ...

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Majority of Texans back shift to solar energy

Two years after Winter Storm Uri wreaked havoc on Texas' power grid, a majority of Texans support expanding the country's reliance on solar and other alternative sources of energy, according to the most recent survey report ...

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Researchers hunt for new solutions for Norwegian offshore wind

"We know a great deal about windmills on land, and something about fixed-bottom wind turbines at sea, but much less about floating wind turbines," says Geir Grasmo, Professor at the University of Agder (UiA).

Energy & Green Tech

'Big challenges': choosing a nuclear career in Japan

The 2011 Fukushima disaster made working in the nuclear industry unappealing for many Japanese students, but a new government push to revive the sector could start to shift the narrative.

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Could a giant solar array in the Sahara resolve our energy needs?

Renewable energy is an essential factor in Europe's goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent. The climate crisis and the soaring price of natural gas have placed renewed emphasis on the need to transition to a ...

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Researchers explore wind farm co-design with communities

In past projects, Professor Lucy Pao and her research group have focused on designing the best control systems for wind turbines—systems aimed at maximizing power production or reducing structural loads.

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