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In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought.
Date: 05/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Shuji Nakamura, inventor of blue LED, and Jaap Haartsen, inventor of Bluetooth, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 12, 2015.
Date: 05/11/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors.
Date: 05/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Hawaiian legislature just passed a new bill to set a goal to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources in the state by 2045.
Date: 05/07/2015
Type: News
President Obama on Thursday signed into law a measure that is intended to improve energy efficiency in buildings and stop efficiency rules for certain water heaters.
Date: 05/01/2015
Type: News
Tags: energy, policy
Tesla is widely expected to announce that it is offering a home battery product, which people can use to store energy from their solar panels or to backstop their homes against blackouts.
Date: 04/30/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order dramatically ramping up this state’s already ambitious program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, saying it was critical to address “an ever-growing threat” posed by global warming to the state’s economy and well-being.
Date: 04/29/2015
Type: News
Materials and electrical and computer engineering professor Shuji Nakamura is named a 2015 Global Energy Prize Laureate.
Date: 04/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Axiom Exergy has created the Refrigeration Battery, which enables facilities to store cooling for later use, thereby transforming their refrigeration systems into large-scale, cloud-connected, smart energy-storage resources.
Date: 04/27/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Congress on Tuesday passed a bill focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings and water heaters, a move celebrated by both parties for breaking longstanding partisan gridlock.
Date: 04/24/2015
Type: News

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