Showcasing the most exciting energy research, education and entrepreneurship, MIT Energy Night — taking place tonight, Oct. 21, from 5-8 p.m. in the MIT Museum — is the flagship event of the MIT Energy Club. Continuing in its rich tradition, MIT Energy Night 2011 will feature 60-plus cutting edge research items and ideas in the energy spectrum spanning conventional energies, renewable energies, energy storage, energy in motion, energy efficiency and other areas. Select topics include:
- Integrating solar energy harvesting with seawater greenhouses
- Grid-scale energy storage for floating energy harvesters
- Energy efficient water desalination
- Acoustic energy harvesting
- Fast reactor design for nuclear waste elimination
- Nanowire based LEDs
More than 1,2000 visitors come together every year to share their interests in energy. The event is free and open to the general public.