power

What happens when every roof in America has solar panels?

When you’re scoping out possible futures, it’s useful to ask a lot of “what if?” questions. For example, what if we could install solar panels on every suitable roof in the United States? How much…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

7 steps to make your home more sustainable toward a green building

At present, there are around seven billion people on the planet. And each one of us draws on the Earth’s natural resources. Unsurprisingly, this takes a huge toll on Mother Earth. This makes it…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Windows that can generate electricity

“Smart windows” with the ability to generate electricity are the way of the future, and scientists are another step closer to making it a widespread reality. Dye-sensitized solar cells—which are…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Solar Energy has become cheaper than coal

There’s no question wind and solar energy are now competitive with fossil fuels around the world on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, but they still face the challenge that they’re intermittent…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Solar micro-grids are not helping Puerto Rico

In addition to its many other devastating human consequences, Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico with its power grid in ruins. Power was knocked out throughout the island, with an…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

How to Colonize Mars Succesfully, A Primer

Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

How can we eliminate fossil fuels?

Renewable forms of energy are better for the environment than fossils fuels, and technological improvements have dramatically lowered their cost while improving efficiency. So why are we still using…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

The power plant of the future is in your home

The price of solar power has fallen dramatically in the past four decades. This wonderful development has empowered individuals to install solar panels in their homes and produce their own energy….

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Energy Use and Savings in Greenhouses

The 164 greenhouses managed by CUAES host 400+ research projects year round. With 177,000 square feet it is the largest noncommercial facility in New York. Greenhouses provide the controlled…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

There is a concrete roof that generates power from the sun.

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a new form of molded roofing capable of harvesting solar power. The design is expected to help a residential building produce more energy than it uses…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.