Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to succeed

Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, commercial institutions and markets needed to bring solar electricity to their communities.

Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

Key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, allowing the impeccable control over atoms that’s required to manufacture small features in electronic circuits.

A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Chemists have discovered that organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could offer an important advance to make cheap, reliable batteries.

New technology could improve use of small-scale hydropower in developing nations

OSU engineers have created a new software package that should help people in developing nations make better use of small scale hydropower to produce electricity.

New program to train international specialists in water conflict resolution

OSU is a leader in a new international program designed to train students in the art of "hydro-diplomacy" - solving water conflicts.

OSU's Aaron Wolf receives prestigious Heinz Award

OSU’s Aaron Wolf, an internationally recognized expert on water conflict resolution, has been named a 2015 recipient of the Heinz Award in the category of public policy.

OSU named a "top green school" by Princeton Review

Oregon State University was ranked number 38 of “50 Top Green Schools” in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

OSU receives Gold designation for sustainability

Oregon State University has again received a “Gold” designation from STARS, the second highest rating a university can receive. 

Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufacture

OSU engineers have merged a microwave heating system with a continuous flow reactor to produce technology that may dramatically affect the electronics industry.

OSU solar projects provide cost savings, reduce carbon emissions

Oregon State University this spring has brought the largest of its ground-mounted solar arrays online as part of the Oregon University System’s “Solar by Degrees” program.