UTSA Receives $750k Grant to Develop Solar Technology

UTSA Receives $750k Grant to Develop Solar Technology

October 31, 2013 | posted by The Institute

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at The University of Texas at San Antonio has been selected to receive a three-year, $750,000 competitive award through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop solar energy technology and to recruit and train underrepresented minorities for jobs in the solar energy industry.


Can Fracking Save the U.S. Economy?

Can Fracking Save the U.S. Economy?

October 10, 2013 | posted by The Institute

America’s government may be closed, but its energy sector is open for business. We are overtaking Russia as the world’s largest oil and gas producer.


Dutch students out-accelerate a Bugatti Veyron with their electric car

Dutch students out-accelerate a Bugatti Veyron with their electric car

October 10, 2013 | posted by The Institute

Electric vehicles do more than just eliminate gas costs. While range-anxiety debates rage, the enthusiast has picked up on the “instant torque” part of the equation.


Waste Characterization Fieldwork

Waste Characterization Fieldwork

October 02, 2013 | posted by The Institute

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute partnered with Joint Base San Antonio to do a waste characterization study for all three San Antonio military bases.


In Electric BMW i3, Hopes for a Stylish Future of Green

In Electric BMW i3, Hopes for a Stylish Future of Green

October 02, 2013 | posted by The Institute

When the BMW i3 finally rolls out this year in Europe and next year in North America, it will undoubtedly turn heads, but it is also very different in that it is designed to cash in on the space, handling and design that an electric drive train and ultra light carbon fiber body allow.


Digital Tools Help Users Save Energy, Study Finds

Digital Tools Help Users Save Energy, Study Finds

October 02, 2013 | posted by The Institute

Giving people the means to closely monitor and adjust their electricity use lowers their monthly bills and could significantly reduce the need to build new power plants, according to a yearlong government study.


Supercomputers improve solar power forecasts

Supercomputers improve solar power forecasts

October 01, 2013 | posted by The Institute

To improve the accuracy of solar power forecasting, research meteorologist Edwin Campos and his colleagues at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory have partnered with IBM to build a forecasting technology based on IBM’s Watson supercomputer, made famous by its 2011 victory over human champions on the television quiz show Jeopardy!


Summer sun brings a focus to power debate

Summer sun brings a focus to power debate

July 09, 2013 | posted by The Institute

Heating up along with the Texas summer is a debate over how to provide electricity on days in future summers when air conditioners test the limits of the state’s generation capacity.


Operating in a shale play? This is the most common legal challenge

Operating in a shale play? This is the most common legal challenge

July 09, 2013 | posted by The Institute

The greatest legal challenges to those operating in the U.S. shale plays hinges on real estate issues, according to results from a survey by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.


Natural gas production falling sharply in Texas, Barnett

Natural gas production falling sharply in Texas, Barnett

July 09, 2013 | posted by The Institute

Natural gas production is declining statewide and locally in the Barnett Shale as drillers shift resources to go after oil or liquid natural gas plays that bring higher prices.


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