A startup company in Rolla is working on new solar technology in hopes of bringing more affordable solar energy to homes and businesses. Missouri Sustainable Energy was started by Matt Bellue, co-founder, and Ben Cooper, lead engineer.
Both men moved from California to this area and started a project about five years ago to come up with a way to produce solar power in a cost-effective manner. Through the HydroICE Solar Project (Hydro Internal Clean Engine) Bellue and Cooper have developed a conversion method that will allow a gasoline engine to generate electricity using only the power of the sun. Read more on Kirksville Daily Express.