New Mexico Company Teams with Chinese on Solar Microgrids with Thermal Storage

New Mexico company Focused Sun is partnering with  Xiang Yang Institute (XYI) in Hubei, China to develop solar microgrids with thermal storage to help relieve China’s smog problems. “Focused Sun has squeezed the cost out of solar concentrators, the key part of the microgrid system that focuses sunlight. Together with thermal storage and Chinese … [Read more...]

What We Heard You Say…This Week’s Best and Worst Quotes about Energy Efficiency

Interesting quotes about energy efficiency that we picked up this week. Best Insight Back to the future “Today’s building industry relies heavily on technology, but neglects age-old practices used for centuries to naturally heat and cool inner spaces. These practices paid attention to air flow and used temperature-moderating materials. Consider the … [Read more...]