New Ways to Boost Energy Efficiency

Electricity Lab: Boosting Energy Efficiency Photographer Jeff Jacobson visits the Electric Power Research Institute, where scientists are developing techniques to reduce our reliance on carbon fuels
Jeff Jacobson / Redux for TIME

Ice Storage Experiment
An ice-forming coil is tested at EPRI's Knoxville, Tennessee laboratories, part of a project to provide a more efficient means of creating cool air. The technique is relatively simple: generate ice during off-peak hours (when electricity is less costly) then use it to provide cooling during the more costly peak times.

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