energy

Jul 20, 2017

4-H Electric Congress Celebrates 70th Year

Every summer, North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress draws young people from across the state for hands-on learning, and fun, in science, technology, engineering and math related to electricity.

Jul 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds ‘Smart’ Transformers Could Make Reliable Smart Grid a Reality

A new study finds smart solid-state transformers could be used to make a stable, reliable “smart grid” – allowing the power distribution system to route renewable energy from homes and businesses into the power grid.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Saving America’s Nuclear Industry

NC State is helping the nuclear energy industry remain a significant part of America's long-term energy portfolio.

Apr 28, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Thin Layers of Water Hold Promise for the Energy Storage of the Future

Researchers have found that incorporating atomically thin layers of water into a material makes it able to store and deliver energy much more quickly.

Apr 13, 2017

NC State’s Alex Hsain Wins Truman Scholarship

Hanan “Alex” Hsain, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering at NC State, has been awarded a 2017 Truman Scholarship.

Feb 15, 2017  |  Campus Life

Winter Break Conservation Saves $300,000

Since 2004, NC State has saved $3.5 million in energy costs by shutting down campus buildings during the winter holiday break, including nearly $300,000 this past year.

Dec 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Findings Boost Promise of Molybdenum Sulfide for Hydrogen Catalysis

Researchers have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen to use as a clean energy source. Specifically, the researchers found that the entire surface of MoS2 can be used as a catalyst, not just the edges of the material.

Nov 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Fabrication Technique Leads to Broader Sunlight Absorption in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells.

Oct 12, 2016  |  Campus Life

NC State Meets State-Mandated Reduction Goals

NC State's department of Energy Management recently announced that the school has reached state-mandated goals to reduce energy and water usage numbers by 50 and 33 percent, respectively, despite two decades of rapid expansion on campus.

Sep 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Food Additive Key to Environmentally Friendly, Efficient, Plastic Solar Cells

A common food additive helps researchers create a solar cell that can be manufactured without using environmentally hazardous chemicals.