New materials improve oxygen catalysis
September 17, 2013Highly active catalysts could be key to improved energy storage in fuel cells and advanced batteries.
Energy and the developing world
September 13, 2013New student group aims to raise awareness about the developing world’s energy crisis.
Controlling the growth of semiconducting nanowires
September 13, 2013MIT doctoral candidate Sam Crawford has contributed to fundamental understanding of growth processes using metal seed particles.
Catalyzing the next generation of batteries
September 12, 2013Professor Yang Shao-Horn works at the cutting edge of basic energy science research
In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system
September 10, 2013MIT-developed system runs autonomously, producing 1,000 liters per day.
Solar-cell manufacturing costs: innovation could level the field
September 5, 2013Study shows that factors other than wages dominate trends in photovoltaic costs, raising the prospect of competitive manufacturing anywhere.
Students win with plan to integrate electric cars to grid
August 12, 2013MIT team takes first place in case competition tackling today’s energy challenges
July 2, 2013Tomás Palacios investigates use of ‘extreme materials’ in electronics, which could reduce energy consumption and make computers far faster.
MIT and NSTAR celebrate energy efficiency success, extend ‘Efficiency Forward’ through 2015
July 2, 2013Since first agreement in 2010, MIT has reduced electricity use on campus by 15 percent.
Better droplet condensation could boost power efficiency
June 21, 2013Improved system for power plants uses oil-infused condenser surface to improve heat-transfer properties.
MIT and UC Berkeley launch energy-efficiency research project
June 18, 2013The E2e Project aims to give decision-makers real-world evidence on the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy and emissions.
Creating a low-carbon, non-nuclear economy: The case of Taiwan
June 14, 2013Can Taiwan create a low-carbon economy without nuclear energy? One MIT researcher finds out.