Engineering for Change

Interest: Energy

When the sun goes down, the day ends. No work after dark, no studying. That’s the reality for one quarter of the world’s population that lives without electricity. Inventive design and the falling cost of solar power is lighting up homes that the traditional energy grid has left dark. Power solutions that can scale are filling in the grid gaps with solar, hydro, wind and biogas. With alternative energy solutions, the world is lighting up.

Interest: Energy

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Claudia Alemañy Castilla

Calcium May Make a Better Battery than Lithium

October 14, 2022

In about 20 years, more than half of all light-duty vehicles sold worldwide are expected to be electric. The...

Rob Goodier

Research Brief: Repurposing Old Electric Vehicle Batteries in Homes Saves 1 ton of CO2 Per Year

September 16, 2022

Converting tired old electric vehicle batteries into energy storage for homes with solar panels could reduce household carbon dioxide...

Claudia Alemañy Castilla

India Is Cooking Clean with Supportive Policy and Business

August 25, 2022

Favorable public policies and motivated business ventures converge to place clean cooking technologies into Indian kitchens. When Yash Parmar...

Rob Goodier

Applications Are Open: The UN Calls for Engineers to Advise Policy on the Global Energy Transition

February 18, 2022

Apply to the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition Application deadline: February 28th The United Nations Secretary General...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Russel Collins and Nitisha Agarwal, Creators of the Himalayan Rocket Stove

October 29, 2021

The first thing to know about the Himalayan Rocket Stove is that it can cook a meal, but it...

Dolf Gielen

Engineering Is Key to Easing the Supply Crunch of Critical Materials for Clean Energy

October 20, 2021

The supply of critical materials has emerged as a theme in the transition to clean energy. The manufacture of...

Kimani Chege

Africa’s Energy Future May Be Mixed

October 11, 2021

Kenya broke ground on an ambitious project in 2016, a standard gauge railway running from the port city of...

Wijeyesekera Buddila

The Future of Rural Energy Is Hybrid Renewable Systems

September 1, 2021

An uptick in research into hybrid renewable energy systems has demonstrated their benefits. These systems combine one or more...

Larry Bentley

The World’s Most Expensive Consumer Electricity

August 20, 2021

This is the waste left over after using the world’s most expensive electricity. See if you recognize it. You...

DEMAND: ASME Global Development Review

Reinventing the Steam Engine

Carl Bielenberg found inspiration in the technological innovations of the Industrial Revolution to alleviate global energy poverty. One look...


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