Want to go green and off grid? Fed up with hearing about it at technical conferences? In the first of an occasional series, U.S. environmental writer Melissa Weilt talks to Sandia Laboratories researcher Tom Hund, who has put into practice what his paymasters preach.
The current U.S. trends towards alternative and renewable energy have roots in three decades of research supported by industry and the Department of Energy. Back in the 1970s, when the oil embargo shocked the world into the realisation that we could no longer sustain our rate of oil consumption, research was . . .