energy

Feb 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Could Quickly Identify Best Organic Solar Cell Mixtures

Researchers aim to reduce “trial and error” aspect of solar cell production by reducing the time spent on finding the most efficient mixtures.

Jan 30, 2018  |  The Abstract

Energizing African Development

Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it.

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.