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A Circular Solar Economy: Women Leading the Way

The solar energy revolution, a sweeping force across America for years, is now gaining momentum at an unprecedented pace. President Joe Biden in 2022 made several significant White House goals regarding expanding domestic solar manufacturing to reach 22.5 gigawatts of … Read more

Battery with lines to represent power generation for UNC Cleantech Summit blog post topic

Navigating the Landscape of Energy Storage Markets with Dmitri Moundous

To facilitate the transition towards a zero-carbon future with increased reliance on renewable energy sources, the adoption of energy storage is imperative. Its cost-competitive nature and its capability to balance grid requirements as a dispatchable resource make it a key … Read more

A view of Oxford during the UNC Burch Cleantech Europe trip.

Carbon Capture and Management During Burch Cleantech Europe Trip

The Honors Carolina Burch Sustainability Seminar has officially made it to our final week in Europe. With the past three weeks focused primarily on renewable energy and clean technology, we traveled to Oxford to spend our last company visit with … Read more

Students watched the interview with Naked Energy during the UNC Burch Cleantech Europe trip.

How Undaunted Helps European Companies Accelerate

Thursday marked the second to last day for the Burch group, and it did not disappoint! In the morning we visited Undaunted, a company that supports innovations to mitigate climate change through knowledge exchange and collaboration. Undaunted’s core focus is … Read more

Process of green hydrogen by Matt White during UNC Burch Cleantech Europe trip

Green Hydrogen and Sustainability as the Future of Design

The day began with students gathered in the UNC Winston House with coffee in hand. The morning was dedicated to working on a challenging case study paper. We bounced ideas off one another, allowing us to think critically and approach … Read more

Photo of the streets of London during the UNC Burch Cleantech Europe trip.

Students Experience London with Scavenger Hunts and Tours

Our group waited at the train station to catch a train that arrived in London. It was around dusk that we got back to our flat. On the night of the arrival, we were handed our keys to the apartment … Read more


Three Days to Explore London and Dover

First and foremost, this weekend was absolutely amazing. We got three days of free time from our typically busy schedule, so I used our mornings to do some much-needed sleeping in. Saturday consisted of a group of us catching a … Read more

Complexities of the Offshore Wind Supply Chain

Our program had the opportunity to attend the Global Offshore Wind conference in London. Today marked the first day of the two-day program. This year’s conference centered around themes of offshore wind resiliency, grid systems, and supply chains. One of … Read more

Transportation Museum

British History: Impacts on the Environment

After an eventful day of sightseeing, scavenger hunting, and distinctively British experiences, our second day of UK programming saw us take a trip to London’s fantastic Docklands and Transportation Museums. Each of these institutions holds an extensive overview of the … Read more

Dan McGrail (RenewableUK) and Graham Stuart MP

Policies and Perspectives of Renewable Technology Overseas

The Global Offshore Wind Conference, presented by RenewableUK, is an annual networking event hosting a variety of panelists from all over the offshore wind industry and market. This year, as a part of the Burch Research Field Seminar in Sustainability, … Read more