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Xtreme power will employ a "chemical capacitor" battery technology, said to be more efficient and cost effective than lithium ion batteries, to store energy produced by a planned wind farm on Oahu, Hawaii.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: battery, DOE, wind
Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News
Researchers at Georgia Tech have made dye-sensitized solar cells with a much higher effective surface area by wraping the cells around optical fibers.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Solar Reserve completes construction of its 540-foot, 110 megawatt concentrated solar power plant in Tonopah, Nevada.
Date: 02/09/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at UC Berkeley have generated visible light in a space smaller than a protein molecule. This lighting is extremely efficient, so the small amount of scattered light produced is clearly visible.
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics
The world's cumulative photovoltaic capacity crossed the 100- gigawatt mark in 2012, showing evidence of an increasingly global PV market.
Date: 02/21/2013
Type: Article
Cogentrix secures DOE loan for world's largest concentrating solar photovoltaic plant to be built in southern-central Colorado.
Date: 09/13/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Luminous white lasers look to be the future in lighting and Li-Fi, or light-based wireless communication, in being more energy efficient than LED's.
Date: 08/06/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics
Last year 31,100 megawatts of solar PV was installed worldwide, which pushed the global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. Germany, Italy, and China are the global leaders with the highest amount of megawatts generated by PV.
Date: 08/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A report by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows that many cities around the world are taking big steps to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability, even though nations struggle to forge a global response to climate change.
Date: 06/21/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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