Tag: solar energy

Researchers urge Midwestern states to recycle solar panels efficiently

Posted by on October 14, 2019

By 2050, up to six million tons of solar panel waste will need recycling, and the United States is expected to have the second largest amount of waste after China, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. But few states have started processes for handling the waste even as they require more energy produced by renewable sources.

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New way to store solar energy could lead to more common solar cell usage

Posted by on September 14, 2015

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Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a relatively inexpensive and simple way to split water into hydrogen and oxygen through a new electrodeposition method. The method produces highly efficient solar cells that can gather solar energy for use as fuel.

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Missouri S&T assists Phelps County Bank with solar panel installation

Posted by on August 15, 2014

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Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location will be drawing some of its power from the sun next spring, thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The historic four-story building at 718 N. Pine was once the Edwin Long Hotel and has been the home of Phelps County Bank […]

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Missouri S&T Solar Car Team to race in Texas

Posted by on July 10, 2014

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will demonstrate the capabilities of solar-powered vehicles during the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2014. The grand prix, powered by Austin Energy, will be held Monday, July 14, through Saturday, July 19, in Austin, Texas.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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Help S&T win Climate Leadership Awards video contest

Posted by on April 1, 2013

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Missouri University of Science and Technology will be recognized in two venues this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to promote education, research and community involvement on sustainability issues.

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UMR’s solar house is heading home

Posted by on October 23, 2007

A team of students from the University of Missouri-Rolla placed 11th overall in the Solar Decathlon, a student design competition held Oct. 12-20 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.         

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UMR students to rebuild ultra-modern solar house on National Mall

Posted by on September 26, 2007

Students at the University of Missouri-Rolla are in the process of taking apart a solar house that they’ve spent most of the year building.

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No. 1 in the sun: UMR’s Solar Car Team

Posted by on January 27, 2004

Last July, UMR’s Solar Car Team won the American Solar Challenge, a grueling, 2,300-mile trek along historic Route 66. UMR’s Solar Miner IV shattered solar racing records on its way to becoming the 2003 American Solar Challenge Champions. A chronicle of the trip, excerpted from the fall 2003 issue of UMR’s alumni magazine, the MSM-UMR […]

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Solar flares: is iron-rich sun the cause?

Posted by on October 30, 2003

The spate of solar storms to hit Earth in recent days may be caused by the sun’s iron-rich interior, says a UMR researcher who theorizes that the sun’s core is made of iron rather than hydrogen.

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