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The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released ranking for the energy efficiency of each state based on utility efficiency programs, building-code policies, and appliance standards.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: Blog
Korean cell manufacturer Shinsung Solar Energy has achieved a 20.03% efficiency rate for its crystalline solar cell by using next-generation Laser Doped Selective Emitter (LDSE) technology.
Date: 05/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Borrowing
Jesse Jenkins of the Breakthrough Institute makes the case that despite rising deficit concerns and austerity measures, borrowing from the future may still actually be an appropriate way to pay for clean energy innovation today
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: Blog
In response to a new report from the Energy Efficiency Council of Australia, the Infrastructurist blog debates whether the U.S. should be more focused on energy efficiency gains, as opposed to energy alternatives.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Shuji Nakamura, an Institute faculty member, has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. Nakamura is being recognized for his development of large-screen direct view color displays.
Date: 09/16/2011
Type: News
Dow Corning Toray Co Ltd exhibited a silicon-containing carbon material for negative electrode of lithium-ion batteries which more than doubles the capacity.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Despite tidal energy's limitations, Siemens makes a significant investment in tidal power because of its long-term predictability.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Siemens is working to launch a large smart city project in Vienna, Austria where power supply, building systems, intelligent power grids, and information and communication technologies will interact.
Date: 07/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Silicon carbide inverters are replacing silicon-based systems on trains. Silicon carbide systems are lighter and smaller than conventional systems and provide many other material advantages. Users report roughly 40% energy savings compared to a conventional system.
Date: 04/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Transportation
Researchers at Caltech grow a silicon microwire solar cell array with a copper catalyst that are twice as efficient as prior nanowire cells grown with a gold catalyst.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: News

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