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Many auto companies have plug-in electric vehicles set to be sold in the coming years, but few cities are investing in electric charging stations.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Scientists in India have developed a cheap phase change material that could drastically reduce the need for heating in homes.
Date: 01/20/2012
Type: News
By replacing the liquid in dye-sensitized solar cells with a solid iodine-based semiconductor, Northwestern University researchers hope to eliminate the leakage and corrosion issues seen in other prototypes.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
LED lamps embedded within a flexible, printed solar panel could potentially replace the kerosene lamps still used around the developing world.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
Tags: LED, solar pv
NREL presents a new and potentially cheaper method for making electrochromic windows which can help reduce the energy use of buildings.
Date: 12/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Suntech Power's process for making solar cells leverages 20 year old technology to increase silicon solar cell efficiency by up to 20 percent.
Date: 06/27/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A silver wafer reflects the face of NREL research scientist Hao-Chih Yuan
A new breakthrough etching technique developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory can put a trillion holes in a silicon wafer the size of a compact disc. This technology may lead to more efficient, lower-cost solar cells.
Date: 09/02/2010
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
Fred Wudl
UC Santa Barbara’s Fred Wudl, a research professor in chemistry and materials engineering, has received the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award for his many innovative developments in the field of organic electroactive materials and plastic electronics.
Date: 05/06/2014
Type: News
GM announced that its expected plug-in hybrid vehicle can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, much more efficient than traditional non-plug-in hybrids.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation

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