Posts tagged: Ohio State University

This air-breathing solar panel stores its own electricity, cutting the cost of solar power significantly

By Sebastian Anthony It’s a solar cell! No… it’s a rechargeable lithium-air battery! No… wait… it’s both: It’s the world’s first all-in-one solar battery! The new device, developed by Ohio State University, is essentially an air-breathing lithium battery that recharges via a built-in solar cell. This is significant, because one of the biggest problems with […]

Universal Design Living Laboratory Blends Technology, Green Features in Wheelchair-Friendly Footprint

When Rosemarie Rossetti moved into her new home on Friday, she effortlessly guided her wheelchair from the van through the front door of the Gahanna-area house. That simple act is the culmination of 14 years of frustration, dreams and persistence. The home Rossetti will share with her husband, Mark Leder, is more than just a […]

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Goes Big at University

Photo: Ball State University Heating and cooling old college buildings can be a very expensive, and environmentally unfriendly, proposition. Ball State University in Indiana, is taking a greener tack though, resulting in the nation’s largest geothermal heating and cooling system. Built using funds from the State of Indiana, the university and a $5 million grant […]