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The Institute's research grant to establish the Center for Energy Efficient Materials helped boost UCSB's research funding levels to new heights during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Date: 07/29/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
SolOptics has created a thin polymer film for stick-on texturing on glass or film that improves solar panel efficiency.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Stanford have discovered a breakthrough new process called "photon enhanced thermionic emission," or PETE, that combines the light and heat of solar radiation and could more than double the efficiency of existing photovoltaic and thermal conversion technologies.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new report released by GTM Research reveals that the building-integrated photovoltaic market is poised for rapid expansion.
Date: 08/03/2010
Type: Article
Utility Xcel Energy reports that a huge battery has worked effectively in smoothing out variable wind power, signaling how pockets of energy storage can help create a cleaner grid.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reached an agreement to increase the efficiency of most major home appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and air conditioners.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
Startup Contour Energy Systems has come up with a way to make high-power, long-lasting batteries with fluorine ions instead of lithium.
Date: 08/05/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
A research team led by Institute faculty member Chris Van de Walle believes they have identified the source of absorption loss in green lasers.
Date: 08/06/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a plastic computer memory device based on the "spin" of electrons that could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power.
Date: 08/09/2010
Type: Article
A number of software companies are competing for customers in the energy management market and the degree to which they can implement energy efficiency savings quickly and with minimal hassle may become the main differentiating factor between them.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article

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