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Buildings must emit radically less CO2 during construction and occupation. This often leads to the assumption that we should be delivering ‘Zero-Carbon Buildings’. However, this is the wrong target for buildings, radical energy efficiency is the right target for buildings.
Date: 10/31/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
LED maker Cree on Tuesday is introducing a new consumer bulb that does away with the metal heat sink seen on most LED bulbs.
Date: 10/29/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A new HVDC line will let Europe store more wind energy in Norway’s hydropower system
Date: 10/28/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Lockheed Martin Corp. on Wednesday said its engineers had made a breakthrough in the race to build a nuclear fusion reactor.
Date: 10/23/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Jigar Shah invented the concept of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) while at SunEdison, profoundly impacting the growth of the solar industry.
Date: 10/23/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Alphabet Energy has designed a generator that uses no fuel. Instead, it uses racks of thermoelectric modules to convert the waste heat from industrial machines into electricity.
Date: 10/22/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
The sun is shining brightly on solar energy providers in California, and for companies like Goleta-based Solar 3D Inc (OTC: SLTD), a cocktail of encouraging news is driving up their value.
Date: 02/07/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. In his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: Replacing a substantial portion of indoor lights, and the archaic bulb and socket infrastructure on which they depend, with lasers.
Date: 11/13/2013
Type: Article, News
Predicting what the energy landscape will look like in 20 years.
Date: 11/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Tags: energy
In most facilities, changing a light bulb is a pretty simple task. However, in a hospital, even minor tasks can be complicated.
Date: 11/07/2013
Type: Article

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