Energy 101: Wind Turbines

Energy 101: Wind Turbines

MR. : We’ve all seen those creaky old windmills on farms, and although they may seem about as low-tech as you can get, those old windmills are the predecessors for new modern wind turbines that generate electricity. The same wind that used to pump water for cattle is now turning giant wind turbines to power…

Maryland’s Solar Decathlon 2011 Engineering Audiovisual Presentation

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011, the University of Maryland will present WaterShed, a home that both conserves and produces resources. WaterShed’s engineering design features an integrated set of systems that achieve robust functionality and keep the house comfortable under a wide range of climatic conditions. WaterShed generates its power from the…

Stevens Computer-Animated Walkthrough – Solar Decathlon 2015

Stevens Computer-Animated Walkthrough – Solar Decathlon 2015

The SURE House Stevens Institute witnessed firsthand the impact of Super-storm Sandy. The SURE House offers a new model of uncompromised coastal living that incorporates at its core both Sustainability and Resilience. The innovative building envelope provides a 90% reduction in energy consumption. The SURE House’s Resilient Power and Heating System produces more energy than…

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

bjbj Take the natural heat from the sun, reflect it against a mirror, focus all of that heat on one area, send it through a power system, and you’ve got a renewable way of making electricity. It’s called concentrating solar power, or CSP. Now, there are many types of CSP technologies. Towers, dishes, linear mirrors,…

Energy 101: Solar PV

Energy 101: Solar PV

MR. : All right, we all know that the sun’s energy creates heat and light. But it can also be converted to make electricity, and lots of it. One technology is called solar photovoltaics or PV for short. You’ve probably seen PV panels around for years, but recent advancements have greatly improved their efficiency and…

The Annual Energy Outlook 2019

The Annual Energy Outlook 2019

The United States has been a net energy importer since 1953, but continued growth in petroleum and natural gas exports results in the United States becoming a net energy exporter by the early 2020s in the Annual Energy Outlook 2019 Reference case. Here’s our Key Takeaways for the Annual Energy Outlook 2019! The percentage of…

15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

KELVIN DOE: My name is Kelvin Doe, aka DJ Focus. KELVIN DOE: Alright. Alright. It’s the youngest DJ. DJ Man Focus. KELVIN DOE: I’m from Sierra Leone, [Music] KELVIN DOE: and I love inventing. [Music] DAVID SENGEH: Kelvin is extraordinarily talented. He literally goes through trash cans – finds broken electronic parts in the garbage…