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Tag: renewable energy

Wind turbines

Apr 21, 2022

Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England

An NC State study found offshore wind power could help lower average wholesale electricity prices in New England. 

Shasta Lake during a drought in California.

Jan 5, 2022

Climate Change Could Lead to Blackouts, Higher Power Costs on West Coast

Projections from two studies show how climate change or shifting to renewable energy sources could impact West Coast power supplies. 

Power line

Mar 9, 2021

Lights Out: Climate Change Could Plunge America Into Darkness. Here’s Why.

An NC State researcher details some of the vulnerabilities to the power grid from climate change. 

Worker carries solar panel on the roof of the Murphy Center.

Jan 21, 2021

Here Comes the Sun

NC State is partnering with Mooresville-based Powerhome Solar to add an array of energy-saving panels on top of the Murphy Center. 

windmills in a field

Dec 14, 2020

Benefits of Renewable Energy Vary From Place to Place

The work can help target renewable energy investments where they can do the most good. 

Shasta Lake during a drought in California.

Jun 18, 2020

How A Historic Drought Led to Higher Power Costs and Emissions

A researcher at NC State led a study of the impact of a historic drought in California on cost and environmental impacts for electric power systems. 

photo of anaerobic digesters

Nov 13, 2019

Turning (More) Fat and Sewage Into Natural Gas

NC State researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. 

A row of e-scooters on a city street

Aug 2, 2019

Are Shared E-scooters Good for the Planet?

Experts say the environmental impact of scooter rides depends on whether they replace car trips. 

Multi-junction solar cell with indium

Jun 24, 2019

Researchers Create Multi-Junction Solar Cells from Off-the-Shelf Components

New approach creates multi-junction solar cells with off-the-shelf components.