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India drafts a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) specifying eight missions including solar capacity, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
Date: 01/29/2010
Type: News
Umesh Mishra's group received $3 million in ARPA-E funding for vertical GaN semiconductor research.
Date: 12/12/2013
Type: News
Tags: ARPA-E, GaN, UCSB
Many energy efficiency opportunities are in the developing world, where policymakers have an opportunity to build a green, robust economy.
Date: 02/01/2009
Type: Article
The prominent global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, came out with a new report showing why solar photovoltaics have hit a tipping point. The report highlights three factors that are giving the solar industry so much drive.
Date: 05/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
LED lighting has improved significantly over the past few decades. As the price continues to drop and the quality continues to increase, LED lighting is becoming more practical for consumer use.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Nanotubes
Researchers at Rice University have improved on a method for making pure nanotubes called amplification that could allow them to turn a nanogram of pure carbon nanotubes into much more.
Date: 07/21/2011
Type: News
A newly proposed Building Star program would provide incentives for commercial buildings to reduce their energy consumption and increase efficiency.
Date: 03/05/2010
Type: News
Plastic solar cells are being studied by the UC Santa Barbara researcher and Nobel Laureate Alan Heeger. The lightweight cells are inexpensive to produce, but so far are too inefficient, converting 6.1% of sunlight to electricity, while traditional silicon cells are 15% efficient.
Date: 04/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
By replacing expensive silver with ubiquitous copper for electroplating, researchers have developed a silicon solar cell with higher efficiency and lower fabrication costs.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News

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