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EnerGeeWhiz! | November 16, 2018

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Sustainable Energy

Solar Cells that Grow on Trees?

July 28, 2013 |

Forbes reported that new research from the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech has again bumped up the efficiency of cellulose-based solar cells– that is, solar cells that don’t rely on petroleum or glass, and … Read More


July 25, 2013 |

The Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is currently operated by the N.C. … Read More

Powering the Planet with Renewables

July 25, 2013 |

So, here’s an oldie but a goodie. A *must* to be curated on EnerGeeWhiz.

In October 2009, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi researched and wrote a piece for Scientific American called:  A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet … Read More

EGW! Episode 1

July 6, 2013 | 1

Jim introduces EnerGeeWhiz! and discusses the mission for, and overview of the EGW series: a focus on the economics of clean, renewable energy.

Jim points out the important difference between scalar numbers, which describe an amount or magnitude at a … Read More

A Photovoltaic Panel Every Two Seconds?

May 17, 2013 |

Australia’s Largest Solar Cell Printer Can Spit Out a Photovoltaic Panel Every Two Seconds

An incredible new printer at the University of Melbourne has allowed researchers to print solar cells up to the size of an A3 sheet of paper. Developed in collaboration between … Read More

Hydrogen Storage

April 8, 2013 |

From The Telegraph:

We all know that Hydrogen is an excellent energy store.  It is, after all, the source of all life on earth given our Sun runs off it.  It has three times the energy density of gasoline; and it … Read More

Low-cost Hydrogen from Plants

April 8, 2013 |

Phys.Org reports that a team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, has discovered a way to extract large … Read More

New Hyper Efficient Engine

March 16, 2013 |

Researchers from Michigan State University and the Warsaw Institute of Technology are developing a wave disk engine and electricity generator that promises to be five times more efficient than traditional auto engines in electricity production, 20% lighter, and 30% cheaper … Read More

Billion Dollar Breakthrough in Solar Efficiency?

March 6, 2013 |

For years, scientists have studied the potential benefits of a new branch of solar energy technology that relies on nanosized antenna arrays theoretically capable of harvesting more than 70 percent of the sun’s electromagnetic radiation and simultaneously converting it into … Read More

2013 Chinese & Indian Solar Markets Doubling

March 6, 2013 |

Vishal Shah predicts that the Chinese market which installed over 4 GW last year will more than double to 10 gigawatts and the Indian market will more than triple to reach 4 gigawatts and the U.S. will rise a measly … Read More