Energy & Green Tech

Energizing buildings

A solar façade developed at ETH Zurich combines electricity production with intelligent shading to achieve optimal energy balance.

Engineering

Compensating for grid fluctuations with bivalent furnaces

Due to the high energy consumption of melting and holding furnaces, the price of the energy source used represents a significant cost factor in the production of castings. The price of electricity fluctuates significantly ...

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 ...

Engineering

A new sustainable solution for energy needs

Energy consumption has been on the rise globally, despite efforts to increase energy efficiency. With limited resources and negative environmental and social impacts associated with traditional energy production, researchers ...

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