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Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium Extraction

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean.

UA Matters: Energy Savings in the Kitchen

Because the kitchen contains many large and small appliances that are used daily, the kitchen is a good area to reduce energy. The University of Alabama’s Greg McKelvey shares some simple ways to help cut costs of energy and water. Dishwashers use an average of 15 gallons of hot water per load, plus electricity needed […]

UA Matters: How to Use Energy-Efficient Lighting

The average household spends about 10 percent of its energy costs on lighting. The University of Alabama’s Greg McKelvey provides some basic tips on how to keep those costs as low as possible. Turn off incandescent lights whenever they are not needed, and turn off fluorescent lights when they will not be needed for 10 […]

UA Chemist Leads Supercomputer Effort to Aid Nuclear Understanding

Two of the nation’s fastest supercomputers will aid a research team, led by a University of Alabama computational chemist, in guiding both the development of new nuclear fuels and clean-up efforts from past nuclear fuel and weapon production.

UA Research on Renewable Energy Systems Leads to Patent

Renewable energy sources such as wind-powered generators can be more reliable and efficient by better controlling the process of getting electricity onto the power grid, according to a United States patent based on research by Dr. Shuhui Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Alabama.

UA Matters: Lower the Cost of Water Heating

Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home, and it typically accounts for about 20 percent of your utility bill. The University of Alabama’s Greg McKelvey offers several ways to help reduce your water costs. Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads. Draining a gallon of water from your water heater tank every six […]

UA Matters: Six Ways to Save On Your Electric Bill

Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home; typically making up about 50 percent of your utility bill. The University of Alabama offers simple tips to help make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool — while also lowering your utility bills.

Small Businesses Interested in Renewable Energy Invited to UA

Representatives of a competition for small businesses focused on renewable energy will visit The University of Alabama Wednesday, Feb. 20 to discuss its program that offers potential seed funding, mentoring and “business boot camp” opportunities.

UA Leads International Effort to Develop Alternative Material for Green-Energy

A scientist who directs a University of Alabama research center will lead a collaborative, international effort to find an alternative source material necessary to sustain the growing electric-energy movement.

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