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Tech Companies Respond to Puerto Rico | Architect Magazine

Tesla, Sunnova, and Sonnen provide relief by sending energy storage products to the island, which has been without power since Hurricane Maria. By Ashleigh Popera Puerto Rico’s power grid has been down since Hurricane Maria devastated the island on Sept. 20. With reports that the...
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A hypothetical firebrick-based thermal storage system. Courtesy MIT

MIT turns to millennia-old tech for renewable energy storage – Curbed

Firebrick technology invented by Hittites in 17th century BC is being repurposed for a modern use by Barbara Eldredge With renewable energy sources becoming more and more advanced, storing that energy means big business. While we’ve seen technological breakthroughs enabling...
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Scientists Develop a “Better Way” to Produce Renewable Hydrogen – Scientific American

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a “better way” to make hydrogen using renewable energy, according to a paper published this month in Nature Energy By Melissa C. Lott Scientists at the U.S. Department of...
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Columbia GSAPP: An audience member asks a question at Embodied Energy and Design, a day-long, public conference held at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation earlier this month.

Understanding Embodied Energy in Design

Architects know how to manage the energy generated and consumed by a building during its working life, but what about that used to create it? A recent conference at Columbia University explored that question. By Blaine Brownell Architects may be familiar with the concept of...
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