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The solar manufacturer Suntech announced achieving a record efficiency for its multi-crystalline silicon photovoltaic module. The previous record had also been set by Suntech a month ago.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new report shows implementing energy efficiency practices on a utility scale has become less expensive.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact, Utilities
IT firms are attempting to solve problems with smart grid congestion associated with a large-scale electric vehicle infrastructure, in part because of their experience in solving similar data overload with the early internet.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
Power tool batteries could be the key to creating better electric vehicle batteries since they can handle a large power output, unlike cell phone batteries.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
IBM is providing technology to help cities and utilities build a smart grid infrastructure. The company is currently focused on modeling for communities of 200,000 and under, where 40 percent of the US population resides.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
By connecting homes to the smart grid, consumers cut electricity use by 15 percent on average by managing appliances through a networked meter.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
A DOE grant has been awarded to a company that makes large flywheels used to even out the electric supply of the grid. The flywheels absorb energy when excess electricity is available and release it back into the grid during peak demand times.
Date: 09/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Flywheels
Zeta Communities, a manufacturing start-up, plans to mass-produce energy efficient homes to give an affordable option home buyers wanting to invest in ultra-efficient multifamily housing.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
Institute for Energy Efficiency Global Advisory Board Member Arun Majumdar nominated to head the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
The Department of Energy has the task of allocating more than $4 billion among hundreds of utilities for smart grid implementation. The federal grants aim to modernize the nations aging electricity grid.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities

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