Our Shale Core Facility houses several miles of shale core that is used for industry examination and student/faculty research for both undergraduates and graduate students. for more information, please visit the Shale Core Facility Web Page.
In Thomas Friedman’s latest column, he praises Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts because he “took one for the country.” Friedman sees that “America today is poised for a great renewal” if only it can get some “big, centrist, statesmanlike leadership.” Logically, there would be some renewable (energy) in America’s renewal, right? Wrong. Her
Direct lightning strikes on solar installations (generators) are rare, but can be devastating without an external protection system. Similarly, indirect strikes that are much more common can lead to an electrical surge unless you’ve installed tiered surge protection.
A few months ago I wrote about large scale installers increasingly becoming almost as commoditized as their solar PV manufacturer cousins. In that post, I laid out some general solutions for avoiding commoditization, but there’s one tactic I didn’t mention: joining forces, or in business speak, “mergers and acquisitions.” As I mentioned in the prev
Using sophisticated modelling techniques and comparing the results with existing turbine technology, a 2011 report set out to see if 20-MW offshore turbines could become a reality. The report, entitled Upwind: Design Limits and Solutions for Very Large Wind Turbines, compared theoretical 20-MW designs with present technology. ‘Yes, we have the technology but the economics…