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WSU part of $2.2M grant to advance liquid hydrogen power
October 13, 2015

Leachman-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are part of a team receiving $2.2 million to develop an efficient and inexpensive hydrogen liquefaction system that could pave the way for mainstream availability of hydrogen fuels and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

U.S. Energy Secretary recognizes Link contribution
December 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, recently honored Lee Link of the WSU Extension Energy Program with the Secretary’s Appreciation Award.


The award recognized the “superior performance and leadership to assure success for the U.S. Department of Energy in efforts associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” of Link and his team. “Your work implementing the Recovery Act has helped America recover from economic crisis, create new jobs and new industries, and make a meaningful down payment on our energy and environmental future,” said Chu on the award inscription. “You have gone … » More …

WSU students to show off solar home in national competition
September 26, 2005

After three years of hard work, students who designed a homemade solar home will watch it drive away.The home was disassembled last week and loaded onto flatbed trucks to travel to Washington D.C., where it will be one of 18 solar homes in the national Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition.On Friday, the container of the house was loaded onto a 53-foot truck to be transported cross-country. Today, two more trucks are set to depart with the rest of the house material. Once the house pieces arrive in D.C., the team will reassemble the house to be judged in the competition.The WSU solar home team … » More …

Students begin construction on solar home project
March 29, 2005

A group of Washington State University engineering and architecture students are beginning construction on a solar home that will become part of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, D.C., this October.A groundbreaking ceremony for the project will be held at noon on March 31 in the Thermal Fluids Laboratory on the WSU campus.Sponsored by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab, the competition gives students two years to plan and build a 500-800 square-foot house that receives all of its energy needs from the sun.The competition aims to increase public awareness of solar energy and inspire innovative solutions in ecological design. Of 18 teams … » More …