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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment.
Date: 04/07/2015
Type: News
Mojave Breeze hybrid air cooler
The Mojave Breeze hybrid air cooler uses indirect evaporative cooling without bringing humid air into homes and requires 80% less electricity than conventional air conditioning.
Date: 03/14/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: HVAC
GTM Research released its latest report on smart grids. The report is the first in a series that outlines the tremendous smart grid opportunity in Asia.
Date: 05/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Researchers have made a critical discovery mapping out the energy interaction between transition metal oxides and organic materials, work that could further dye-sensitized solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Date: 11/07/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Tags: LED, OLED
University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
Engineers have combined two promising solar cell materials together for the first time, creating a new platform for LED technology. The team designed a way to embed strongly luminescent nanoparticles called colloidal quantum dots into perovskite.
Date: 07/15/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
EnergyGuide label
The Federal Trade Commission announced that TVs made after May 2011 will need to have the yellow EnergyGuide label showing estimated annual energy use and how they compare to similarly sized models.
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: News
Even an energy-efficient computer computer server consumes 50 percent of its peak power when idle. By implementing energy-proportional computing, a large amount of energy could be saved and carbon displaced from producing that energy.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
Two separate research groups have developed light-harvesting filters that can be added to LCD displays to recharge batteries in portable electronic devices.
Date: 08/16/2011
Type: Article
Video session from the 2011 Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency on the next generation of supercomputers and the enormous challenge exascale supercomputers face with regard to energy efficiency.
Date: 05/24/2011

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