About Tom Lombardo
Tom Lombardo
Tom Lombardo is an engineer, a professor, and an "armchair philosopher." He holds technical degrees in electronics and computer science, as well as a doctorate in instructional technology. Tom teaches engineering, microcontrollers, and sustainable energy systems. In his spare time he makes somewhat recognizable sounds with an acoustic guitar. Tom and his wife Lisa hope to someday retire in a secluded off-the-grid house.

This student-designed power system runs on renewable energy. How does it compare to a gasoline-power... More >>


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Can Li-ion batteries outperform flow batteries in non-mobile applications? More >>


Sometimes a few minor changes can bring about a significant improvement in performance. Case in poin... More >>


Cogenra announced a record-breaking solar module made with a patent-pending process. I dug into the ... More >>


Engineers at Amyris are making renewable jet fuel out of sugar cane. Sweet! More >>


The Dutch Windwheel sports a unique look and sustainable features. But is its innovative wind power ... More >>


Before paying for a detailed site analysis, clients can use this free online tool that instantly det... More >>


Rooftop wind turbines offer a promise of clean energy at low cost. Do the numbers agree? More >>


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