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San Antonio Ranks 6th in Nation for Solar Energy

San Antonio Ranks 6th in Nation for Solar Energy

April 14, 2014 | posted by The Institute

A new report ranks San Antonio 6th in the nation for the amount of solar installed, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities.


Team Unveils Solar-Powered Plane It Plans to Fly Around the World

Team Unveils Solar-Powered Plane It Plans to Fly Around the World

April 11, 2014 | posted by The Institute

A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year unveiled a new version of its unique aircraft Wednesday, which they say could remain in the air indefinitely.


AAA: EV battery range cut by more than half in cold weather

AAA: EV battery range cut by more than half in cold weather

April 02, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Research finds range for three EVs dropped from 105 miles at 75 degrees to 43 miles at 20 degrees.


Winter Energy Bill Woes: Do You Know WATTs Up?

Winter Energy Bill Woes: Do You Know WATTs Up?

February 14, 2014 | posted by The Institute

As we trudge into a brisk February, most of us have probably already received our utility bills for December and January.


Energy secretary backs mix of power sources

Energy secretary backs mix of power sources

February 07, 2014 | posted by The Institute

During a visit to San Antonio Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said President Barack Obama’s push for use of all energy sources - his “all of the above” energy policy - is the best solution to meet the nation’s power needs.


NSF $400K grant supports UTSA wind energy research

NSF $400K grant supports UTSA wind energy research

February 03, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Although wind resources in the United States are abundant, the cost of generating wind energy is still prohibitively expensive when compared to natural gas and fossil fuels.


The Institute Is Now Hiring

The Institute Is Now Hiring

February 03, 2014 | posted by The Institute

The Institute is looking for Graduate Students interested in pursuing research in sustainable energy


The Institute Is Now Hiring

The Institute Is Now Hiring

February 03, 2014 | posted by The Institute

The Institute is looking for Graduate Students interested in pursuing research in sustainable energy


Family completes first cross-country Tesla Model S drive using free energy

Family completes first cross-country Tesla Model S drive using free energy

January 30, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Range anxiety has been a hot topic when it comes to electric vehicles. Tesla has fought hard to convince skeptics that EVs remain a viable option for everyone, not just for those that never leave the confines of their hometown.


In Texas, Wind Nears 10% of Electricity

In Texas, Wind Nears 10% of Electricity

January 28, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Wind power generation in Texas continued its steady upward march in 2013, and it’s now on the doorstop of 10 percent of the state’s electricity supply.


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