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A government research facility uses a megawatt-scale simulator and supercomputer to test futuristic grid technologies without disrupting today’s grid.
Sandia scientists successfully test a machine that creates fuel from carbon dioxide.
Department of Energy funds companies developing superconducting, “gearless” turbines.
A material described in Nature could help lead the way to high-efficiency, inexpensive solar cells.
A national interstate system for distributing power may prove an expensive boondoggle.
Startup Heliovolt could help bring high-performance thin-film solar cells to market.
A battery made of cheap materials could store power when it’s windy for use when it’s not.
Underwater turbines could harness a massive amount of energy—but could cause problems for boat navigation.
In charting a new energy policy, he focused on creating jobs and improving American competitiveness, instead of climate change.
Utilities are installing devices that make ice at night to replace air-conditioning during times of peak power demand.