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New research conducted at Caltech shows the possibility of increasing the efficiency of thin-film amorphous silicon cells.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Institute for Energy Efficiency Production and Storage Solutions Group Head Guillermo Bazan made a major advance in organic polymer solar cell research.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A big change in lighting is about to take place as LEDs become cheaper, governments regulate lighting use more, and consumers become more receptive different light sources.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Production and Storage Solutions Group Head Guillermo Bazan made a break through in reducing the reaction time and increasing the average molecular weight of organic polymer solar cells.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Although federal funding and incentives have been coming down the pipeline, the solar and green building industries have not yet taken off. In preperation for what is to come, schools are beginning to offer green building certification programs to address the future demand for workers.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: Article
The Energy Department has concluded in an internal audit that it does not properly track whether manufacturers that give their appliances an Energy Star label have met the required specifications for energy efficiency.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
PG&E will offer financial incentives for California data centers that purchase servers that have earned the Energy Star rating.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
The 500-MW project at Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert is expected to have the capacity to grow to 1,000 MW, marking the DOD’s largest solar project to date.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Climate Bill would spur advanced energy research and integration of alternative energy sources into electrical grids, but in the short run could cut electrical consumption and reduce utility profits.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
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

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