• The Cost of Water vs. the Cost of Energy 

    Barchas, Isaac; Jacobson, Mitch; Webber, Michael E. (Texas CEO Magazine, 2014-03-29)
    The price dynamics of energy and water in Texas might be about to change. Historically, planners have assumed that the price of energy is volatile and trending up, while the price of water is stable and low. However, current ...
  • The Energy-Water Nexus: An Analysis and Comparison of Various Conjurations Integrating Desalination with Renewable Power 

    Gold, Gary M.; Webber, Michael E. (MDPI, 2015-04)
    This investigation studies desalination powered by wind and solar energy, including a study of a configuration using PVT solar panels. First, a water treatment was developed to estimate the power requirement for brackish ...
  • Enriching Economy and Environment: Making Central Texas the Center for Clean Energy 

    IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-11)
    Overview of clean energy technologies, their economic potential, and the resources making up an emerging clean energy cluster in Central Texas.
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-04)
    Why isn't Texas - with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership - a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-06)
    As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics ...
  • Renewable Energy in Texas 

    Hoffner, John (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-06)
    Examination of the production potential and demand in Texas for renewable energy from three sources: solar photovoltaic cells, wind and bioenergy.
  • Sustainable Energy Options for Austin Energy 

    Duncan, Roger; Eaton, David J.; Ferchill, Cary; Vice, Jeff; Wolfe, Chip (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009)
    During the 2008-2009 academic year the City of Austin, on behalf of Austin Energy (AE), and Solar Austin co-funded a policy research project to review options for AE to achieve sustainable energy generation and become ...
  • Texas as a Net Energy Importer: Does it Matter? 

    Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-04)
    By some calculations, Texas became a new energy importer in 1991. In that year, the BTU (or heat) value of Texas consumption of petroleum products, natural gas, propane, and renewable energy (wood, wind, and solar) exceeded ...
  • Texas Wind Industry's Rapid Growth Creates New Challenges 

    Furgeson, Will (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010-02)
    In the past decade, Texas began to harness some of its abundant wind potential and, in the process, became an international wind energy leader. The state currently accounts for more than 25 percent of installed wind energy ...