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A new report released by GTM Research reveals that the building-integrated photovoltaic market is poised for rapid expansion.
Date: 08/03/2010
Type: Article
Institute for Energy Efficiency faculty member Dan Morse leads the development of a high-power, nanostructured battery with extraordinary capabilities.
Date: 02/28/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Fireflies have inspired scientists to modify an LED, so it is more than one and a half times more efficient than the conventional LED.
Date: 01/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Former President, Bill Clinton, addresses the importance of retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient in both poor and rich countries.
Date: 04/24/2012
Type: Article
S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos signed a joint agreement to deploy Europe’s largest intelligent network storage project onto a UK Power Networks substation.
Date: 07/30/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
By fabricating ultracapacitor material directly on chips and solar cells, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have made thin-film carbon ultracapacitors that store three times as much energy by volume as conventional ultracapacitor materials.
Date: 04/22/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
UC Santa Barbara researchers set efficiency records through a new method of producing organic solar cell materials. Two faculty members in the Institute's Production & Storage Solutions Group, Guillermo Bazan and Alan Heeger, explained their breakthrough in a recent paper in Nature Materials
Date: 03/12/2012
Type: News
EnerNOC
Demand response company EnerNOC has launched EfficiencySMART, a line of business software designed to help companies better control their spending on energy. EnerNOC’s move comes as part of a general shift among demand response aggregators into the broader fields of energy efficiency and management.
Date: 11/17/2010
Type: News
Scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered a new, polyfluorene-based conducting polymer that may lead to the use of silicon within lithium-ion batteries, which could mean low-cost batteries with 10 times the amount of energy storage.
Date: 09/23/2011
Technologies: Batteries
Energy Star label
The Department of Energy plans to roll out a new "Most Efficient" Energy Star rating for products in the top of their categories. The initial product categories to receive the labels will likely be water heaters, TVs, and appliances.
Date: 11/09/2010
Type: News

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