Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Few Smart Ideas to Clean Up and Re-energize Cities

Huffington Post February 7, 2012

One area where much innovation is needed in urban environments is energy. The Pecan Street project in Austin, Texas is becoming a living laboratory of sustainability and energy efficiency. Read More »

With energy efficient neighborhood, students can do real-world research

Daily Texan February 2, 2012

The Mueller neighborhood demonstration project, an urban neighborhood built on the old Mueller airport site where researchers with Pecan Street Inc. test green energy products, now has 210 homes that use solar panels and will soon have 100 electric cars within a one mile radius, McCracken said. “One hundred electric cars within a mile is the densest population of electric cars in the U.S,” McCracken said. “Usually five within one mile is considered a lot, so this is huge.” Read More »