electricity

Hampshire College library

Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar

Hampshire is the first residential college in the US to source its electricity entirely from renewable energy.

Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar
A family bathe and wash their car with mountain spring water after hurricane Maria hit the area in September, in Utuado, Puerto Rico.

In hurricane aftermath, Puerto Ricans get impatient with shortages

In hurricane aftermath, Puerto Ricans get impatient with shortages
Two days after Hurricane Irma, an elderly resident stand in a dark hallway at Cypress Run, an assisted living facility without power, food, or water, in Immokalee, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017.

How to avoid blackouts in hurricanes? Model power grids after the internet, says one expert.

How to avoid blackouts in hurricanes? Model power grids after the internet, says one expert.
Solar panels

California’s electrical grid can’t handle all the solar energy the state is producing

California’s electrical grid can’t handle all the solar energy the state is producing
A lemon battery

Scientists make a battery that runs on stomach acid

Scientists make a battery that runs on stomach acid
A teacher in Kolkata conducts a lesson during a particularly bad power outage that swept across India in July, 2012.

In India, reliable electricity is no guarantee

People in India have had to adapt to the country's notoriously unreliable electricity. Deepak Singh is staying with his parents in Lucknow for the summer, where he has relearned how to live without the promise of sustained power.

In India, reliable electricity is no guarantee