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Professor Dan Schechtman
Professor Dan Schechtman received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last week for his discovery of quasicrystals, a new form of matter with many practical implications and an atomic structure previously thought to be impossible.
Date: 10/12/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Rebound effect
A new report from Institute faculty member Roland Geyer and his colleague Sheetal Gavankar examines the rebound effect, or the extent to which energy savings enabled by advances in energy efficiency are reduced by the behavioral response to the increase in efficiency.
Date: 10/26/2010
Type: Report
A look inside IBM's novel approach to overcome manufacturing issues with a technique using copper, tin, zinc, selenium, and sulfur.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: IBM, thin film
The smart grid is gaining momentum fast as $4.5 billion in grants is issued in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Date: 07/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Texas startup Illumitex has devised a square LED bulb that directs light in a straight line, as opposed to a circular pattern. The company claims this development will reduce the cost, as well as improve the quantity and quality, of light from solid-state fixtures.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The Senate recently introduced a new version of the Storage Act that allocates $1.5 billion in tax credits for energy storage technologies.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
Video session from the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency on The Department of Energy's newest program aimed at reducing the cost of solar power to $1/Watt.
Date: 05/24/2011
Type: Video
NRG logo
Greentech Media's annual list of large companies that will make a difference in green in the coming year includes some big energy players.
Date: 04/11/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
California has become the US solar hub due to decades of successfully implementing incentives to assist residents and utilities install solar and to promote solar companies to manufacture in the state.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Much software is coded with unnecessary steps, wasting energy. To transform to a green code, programmers have to start thinking about the real world energy consequences of their virtual actions.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog

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