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…

Why Fighter Jets Can Be Too Unstable

Why Fighter Jets Can Be Too Unstable

This episode of Real Engineering is brought my new Moleskin style Graph Paper Notebook on sale now at the link below. Flying in a plane through turbulence can be a bit nerve wracking experience for some. Hearing that announcement bell ring followed by the pilot calmly saying that you are approaching “rough air”. You fasten…

3 Ways Elon Musk is Disrupting the Construction Industry | The B1M

3 Ways Elon Musk is Disrupting the Construction Industry | The B1M

Pioneering startups and tech savvy entrepreneurs are disrupting the construction industry like never before. But the stand-out figure in this exciting revolution is undoubtedly Elon Musk. Widely regarded as one of the most ambitious and successful entrepreneurs of recent times, Musk is the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and a whole host of other companies that…

MSc. Solar Energy Engineering

MSc. Solar Energy Engineering

First of all you always have to look up: where are the future topics which are interesting? And renewables definitely! This will change the world but we have to understand that we have to deliver or develop the technology for that and that’s our course about. The special thing about Freiburg is that it’s a…

Renewable Energy: Solar Panels

Renewable Energy: Solar Panels

(long note) – What we have here is typical photovoltaic panels, they are made of silicon, much like your electronic devices, that run computers, they’re silicon chips. And they convert the sunlight, the light itself, directly into electricity without any moving parts. The placement of this solar panel, and the orientation of the solar panel…