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Engineers find a new way to make nitride semiconductors more efficient, opening the door to more effective UV lasers and LEDs.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
By replacing metal components in solar windows with non-metallic compounds, New Energy has achieved greater transparency for their product.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog
SolarReserve uses molten salt to store energy in solar thermal plants.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: News
Taking a look back at 2009, the author touches upon a variety of issues including energy and climate change policy, the clean tech industry, jobs, and renewable energy.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: Article
Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
EU carbon prices have fallen to a six month low after the Copenhagen talks failed to reach a binding agreement. Such low prices delay clean tech investments, particularly by utilities.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
Researchers at Boston College provide experimental evidence of how the novel approach of extracting hot electrons could turn more sunlight into electricity.
Date: 12/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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