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Let’s Coordinate: An LF Energy open source workflow platform

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Let’s Coordinate: An LF Energy open source workflow platform

Across the world there’s a critical need for better coordination within the energy and electricity sectors. one example is communication between transmission system operators or TSOs that transport our energy… And the regional security coordinators or RSCs that support them. Better coordination means we could safely and securely integrate more renewables onto the grid, transition […]

Solar Energy | DelftX on edX | Course About Video

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Solar Energy | DelftX on edX | Course About Video

DR. ARNO SMETS: Welcome to the Delft University of Technology. My name is Arno Smets and it’s my pleasure to be your lecturer in the course, Solar Energy. In this course, you will be introduced to technologies which convert sunlight into electricity, heat and solar fuels. We will discuss the fundamental physical principles of how […]

Celebrating energy at MIT

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Celebrating energy at MIT

We are on the cusp of many, many practical discoveries that will change our energy systems. MITEI flourished at MIT I think because of some of the very special characteristics at this university. It starts with the individual talents of the faculty and students and the research staff, but beyond that, the tradition of multidisciplinary […]

Harnessing nature’s solar cells

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Harnessing nature’s solar cells

Leaves and plants are nature’s solar panels the first step in photosynthesis is to change sunlight into a little bit of electricity, that then, gets converted into the processes of life. If we manage to somehow hijack the molecules that are responsible for photosynthesis in plants and other photosynthetic organisms, and use them to generate […]

Does your energy retailer have a 100% renewable energy offer?

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Does your energy retailer have a 100% renewable energy offer?

Did you know that all energy consumed in Australia has a mandatory environmental component? My name is Julie Brown and I am the Team Leader of customer service at electricity retailer, LPE. Currently, in Australia, energy retailers must match a minimum of 18.6% of the total energy consumption of their customers against renewable generation. Some […]

Community Building Through Renewable Energy | GRID Alternatives

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Community Building Through Renewable Energy | GRID Alternatives

I look at everybody as a teacher in a way ’cause I’m trying to better myself so I prefer like just working and learning as much as I can and apply that knowledge to life GRID Alternatives is undertaking a two-part mission We are reaching out to families that are at low and moderate-income to […]

Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

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Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Some years ago, I set out to try to understand if there was a possibility to develop biofuels on a scale that would actually compete with fossil fuels but not compete with agriculture for water, fertilizer or land. So here’s what I came up with. Imagine that we build […]

Makani Energy Kite

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Makani Energy Kite

6. Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions

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6.  Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions

If you’ve got a function f(x), you know the value at some point, and you want to go to a neighboring point, a distance Δx away. You ask, “How much does the function change?” And the answer is, the change in the function Δf is the derivative of the function at the starting point times […]

Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan

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Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan

Today, of course, at this event, here in front of an iconic Melbourne tram, I am absolutely delighted to release the Victorian Government’s historic Renewable Energy Action Plan. The Renewable Energy Action Plan underpins our commitment to pro-renewable energy in our state. We have a clear commitment to grow renewable energy to 25% by 2020 […]