3D Printing and the Energy Opportunity

While the term “disruptive technology” is used way too often to describe energy innovations, 3D printing has the potential to make significant manufacturing and cost savings contributions to the energy industry. Researchers have used 3D printing technology to print an entire jet engine (pictured). NASA is exploring the use of 3D printing, …

Continue reading

Microgrids: Motivation and Markets

What are the factors driving the development of microgrids worldwide and how large is the market expected to grow? The Australian Broadcasting Corp recently aired a Radio National Future Tense program exploring the economic, technical, and policy issues of microgrid adoption. Microgrids: hyper-distributed power features Dawn Santoianni discussing microgrids in …

Continue reading