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Institute for Energy Efficiency Director John E. Bowers is the first scholar appointed to the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
GE plans to implement a "Net Zero Energy Home" project, where homeowners could achieve net zero energy costs by 2015 by smart energy management and storage.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Replacing and upgrading certain equipment in a server room can have large energy cost payoffs, but many owners are unable to do so due to high upfront costs.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
IBM and Cisco have partnered with a Dutch utility to create a 500 home test program for a large-scale smart grid in Amsterdam. The pilot will enable consumers to make choices about their energy use and help utilities understand how to implement smart grid technology in urban areas.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Includes an interactive chart to see whether an amount of money would return better results invested in the stock market or in energy efficiency over a given time period.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Researchers have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials by maximizing solar cell surface area with nanopillars.
Date: 07/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A large amount of venture capital money is going into LED manufacturing companies as a spending boom is expected in the industry in the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: Blog
Appliance manufacturer, GE, has partnered with software designer, Tendril, to make a smart grid viable on a large scale. The companies hope that a sophisticated energy management system reaches the consumer level within the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Quallion is asking for DOE grant money to produce lithium-ion batteries to power commercial trucks while idling. The company hopes to use this product base to break into the rest of the electric vehicle market.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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